War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0814 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

U. S. GUN-BOAT TYLER,

Tennessee River, March 4, 1862.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Pittsburg, Tenn.

SIR: Learning that three men who are missing from the U. S. gun-boat Lexington are now prisoners in your hands I propose to exchange for them Colonel J. Kendrick, of Tennessee militia, who is also a private of Captain Fitzgerald's company of Tennessee volunteers, and Clay Kendrick, private of same company, captured by me night before last.

Respectfully,

WM. GWIN,

Commanding Division of Gun-boats on Tennessee River.

P. S. - My aide, Acting Paymaster W. B. Coleman, will make all necessary arrangements should the proposition be accepted.

W. G.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

C. S. Forces, Corinth, Miss., March 5, 1862.

Colonel ALFRED MOUTON,

Commanding Eighteenth Regiment Louisiana Vols., Corinth, Miss.

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that you inform Captain Gwin that the proposition for the exchange of prisoners has been received and referred to the chief in command for instructions in the case and that the decision when received will be promptly communicated.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. MASON HOOE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND GRAND DIVISION,

Jackson, March 9, 1862.

Respectfully referred with inclosure to the commanding general.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

Major-General.

[Second indorsement.]

It must be first ascertained if the persons referred to by the enemy were in the military service of the Confederacy. General Ruggles ought to be extremely careful not to allow the enemy to use the flag of truce as a pretext for making reconnaissance, a fixed point down the river being fixed upon for exchange of flags.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND GRAND DIVISION,

ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 2.

Jackson, Tenn., March 5, 1862.

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VII. The prisoners of war at Memphis will be transferred to Mobile under a guard of fifty men to be detailed by Brigadier-General Ruggles from his command at Corinth. The commanding officer at Mobile will forward them under a proper guard to Tuscaloosa, Ala, for confinement.

By command of Major-General Bragg:

H. W. WALTER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.