War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0602 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., May 28, 1862.

Major-General WOOL, Fort Monroe:

A list of the privateers has been made out and sent to you. The privateersmen have also been ordered to be sent as [soon as] transportation and guard can be procured.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

FORT MONROE, May 28, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS:

I have two hours since telegraphed the Secretary of War that Major-General Huger will make no exchanges until the privateersmen are exchanged with the hostages, &c. When will the privateersmen be here? See my telegraph to the Secretary of War. As soon as the privateersmen and hostages are exchanged all other officers will be exchanged or paroled.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 28, 1862.

Major General J. E. WOOL, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Orders have been given to send immediately to Fort Monroe all the privateersmen at Forts Warren and Lafayette, eighty-six in all. As soon as I know the day and hour they sail I will inform you.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 28, 1862.

Major General J. E. WOOL, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Colonel Dimick, commanding Fort Warren, has been instructed to select an officer of the rank of colonel and send him immediately to Fort Monroe to be exchanged for Colonel Orland B. Willcox, Michigan Volunteers. The Secretary of War desires that on the arrival of this officer you send him to Richmond.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 28, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of Virginia, Fort Monroe, Va.

SIR: Colonel Dimick has been instructed to send Major G. B. Cosby, a prisoner of war now at Fort Warren, to Fort Monroe to be exchanged for Major Israel Vogdes, First U. S. Artillery, now confined at Richmond. The Secretary of War directs that upon the arrival of Major Cosby at Fort Monroe you notify the nearest rebel officer to you that he is there to be exchanged for Major Vogdes, and upon the arrival of that officer from Richmond you are auhorized to release Major Cosby.