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are not entitled to them nor receive them, such as sly recruiting officers, C. S. Army, bushwhackers and guerrilas, men who have violated oath, &c.

N. B. - I have written to the commanding officer of the Fifth Missouri Cavalry inquiring concerning R. Craig.

F. A. DICK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General.

[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, January 27, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Colonel C. Bussey, commanding post, Helena, Ark., who will please ascertain concerning the private mentioned and reply by first flag of truce.

By order of Major-General Curtis:

H. Z. CURTIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EASTERN ARKANSAS,

Helena, January 31, 1863.

I have sent a communication explaining to General Holmes, commanding the Confederate forces at Little Rock. Respectfully returned to the Department of the Missouri.

W. A. GORMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., December 8, 1862.

Colonel W. W. DUFFIELD,

Ninth Michigan Volunteers, Detroit, Mich.

COLONEL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th ultimo in relation to Lieutenant-Colonel Parkhurst, of your regiment, and in reply thereto to inform you that this officer was exchanged on the 10th ultimo for Lieutenant Colonel Emory F. Best, Twenty-third Georgia Regiment. Please communicate this fact to Lieutenant-Colonel Parkhurst in order that he may join his regiment without delay.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., December 8, 1862.

COLONEL: Send all exchanged [troops] at your camp to join their regiments with as little delay as practicable. Prepare as full rolls as possible, each regiment by itself, and furnish cooked rations for the journey. The men who belong to regiments serving in the West will