War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0644 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 5, 1862.

Major-General DIX,

Commanding, &c., Fort Monroe, Va.

SIR: Colonel Dimick, commanding at Fort Warren, has been directed to transfer to your custody Major Davidson, a prisoner taken in arms against the United States, to be exchanged for Major Wilder Dwight, Second Massachusetts Volunteers, taken prisoner at Winchester and now on parole. On the arrival of Major Davidson at Fort Monroe you are directed by the Secretary of War to inform the nearest rebel officer that he is there to be exchanged as above indicated and to release him whenever notified of the release of Major Dwight from his parole.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 5, 1862.

Colonel J. DIMICK,

First U. S. Artillery, Commanding Fort Warren, Boston, Mass.

SIR: The Secretary of War directs that you transfer Major Davidson, a prisoner of war now at Fort Warren, to the custody of Major-General Dix, commanding at Fort Monroe, to be exchanged for Major Wilder Dwight, Second Massachusetts Volunteers, now on parole, taken prisoner at Winchester.

I am, sir, &c.,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, June 5, 1862.

Major JOSEPH DARR, Jr.,

Provost-Marshal, Wheeling, Va.

SIR: I am directed by the Secretary of War to request you to report to me the names of all political prisoners now confined in your department, the date of their arrest and the proofs upon which they are held.

Very respectfully, yours,

E. D. WEBSTER.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

June 5, 1862.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Commanding Army of the Potomac.

SIR: I transmit herewith certain letters from prisoners in my possession. At the recent engagement near Hanover Court-House Lieutenant Perins, Fiftieth New York Regiment, aide-de-camp to Brigadier-General Butterfield, who was seriously ill, was taken prisoner from a hospital which temporarily fell into the hands of your troops. I ask to exchange Lieutenant Perkins with either First Lieutenant Throneburg or Second Lieutenant Neill bohannon, of the Twenty-eighth North Carolina, or any other lieutenant in my possession who was taken at the same time. I am really apprehensive for the life of Lieutenant Perkins and make this request as a matter of humanity. In any event I would be glad to learn his fate.

In answer to your inquiries through General Huger respecting General Pettigrew, Colonel Lightfoot, Lieutenant-Colonel Long, Colonel