War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0676 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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the homes of the cizens of Arkansas, and the people who fire on us only prolong an unfortunate and unnatural civil war that destroys the peace of society.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE SOUTHWEST,

Basteville, Ark., June 11, 1862.

Brigadier General A. RUST,

Commanding Advance Confederate Army.

GENERAL: Your communication of the 10th instant has been received. I regret to say that Alvey Gwin, the prisoners for whom you wish to exchange one of seven under your orders, was on the 8th instant sent forward with other prisoners to department headquarters at Saint Louis, Mo. It will be necessary therefore to awaint negotiations for exchange of all the prisoners before your proposition can be acceded to.

I have the honor to be, generel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[S. R. CURTIS,]

Major-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 11, 1862.

Colonel G. LOOMIS, U. S. Army, Fort Columbus, N. Y.:

If there is an officer among your prisoners of war named Thornburg [Throneburg] or Thorebora send him immediately via Fort Monroe to City Point, on James River, to report to General McClellan to be exchanged for Lieutenant Perkins. Report at once by telegraph if the officer is on Governor's Island and when he leaves there. He is to be sent at Government expense.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 11, 1862.

Major-General McCLELLAN, U. S. Army, Near Richmond:

Orders have been sent for Throneburg to be sent to City Point as you desire.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE DEPARTMENT,

Baltimore, Md., June 11, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel J. S. FILLEBROWN,

Tenth Regiment Maine Vols., Provost-Marshal of Winchestor.

SIR: An order has been received from the Adjutant-General's Office directing the release of the same number of rebel prisoners taken by General Banks as there were Union prisoners released by Jackson.