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WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, December 29, 1861.

Major General BENJAMIN HUGER, Norfolk, Va.,

SIR: All the officers of the North Carolina vcolunteers captured at Hatteras are believed to have been released on parole by the enemy or exchanged except the following: (1) Adjt. John W. Poole, (2) Lieutenant James T. Lasselle, (3) Lieutenant Allen.

Will you be good enough to inquire of General Wool if this exception is intentional, or if not whether he is wiling to exchanage them for officers of like grade!

Your obedient servant,

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., December 30, 1861.

General POLK, Columbus:

Yu can send your prisoners to the prison depot at Salisbury, N. C.

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK,

Norfolk, Va., Decemberr 30, 1861.

General S. COOPER, Adjutant and Inspector General.

SIR: General Woolsent up yesterday Thomas B. Griffin, of the Seventh [Seventeenth] Regiment North Carolina VOlunteers, a prisoner captured at Fort Hatteras and released on parole on condition that if a Federal prisoner of equal rank be rleased Mr. Griffinwill be rleased from his parole.

This list of exchange is getting very long and complicated. I do not know if I am correct in reporting to you oncerning it, or if I should report to General Winder. I should be glad to be relived fromattending to it.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. HUGER,

Mjor-General, Commanding.

[Indoersements.]

ADJUTANT AND INSEPCTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

January 6, 1862.

Thomas B. Griffin was appointed seceond lieutenatn May 10, 1861, in the Seventh North Carolina Volunteers, now Seventeenth Regiment.

No muster- rolls since.

Resepctfully returned to the Secretary of War:

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JANUARY 13, 1862.

I respectfully offer the nane of M. A . Parks, second lieutenant, First Regiment Michigan Volunteers.

JNO. H. WINDER,

Bigadier-General.