Shiloh. The exchange of none of those above mentioned appears to be announced in General Orders, No. 191.
I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. Z. CURTIS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF MISSISSIPPI AND EAST LOUISIANA, Grenada, December 13, 1862.
Major General U. S. GRANT, Commanding U. S. Forces.
GENERAL: I am credibly informed that Captain W. W. Faulkner, Captain Meriwether, Lieutenant L. N. Johnson, Lieutenant Blakemore and sixteen privates belonging to Partisan Ranger Corps, C. S. Army, have been refused the benefits of the late cartel for the exchange of prisoners of war. These officers and men are as much a part of the C. S. Army as are any other composing it, and as much entitled to the benefits of the cartel as any of your prisoners whom I now hold. I request therefore to be informed of your intentions in reference to the prisoners above referred to, and have to state that I shall cause and equal number of your prisoners to be held in close confinement if the information conveyed to me be correct.
I am, general, very respectfully, &c., your obedient servant,
J. C. PEMBERTON,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EASTERN ARKANSAS, Helena, December 13, 1862.
Major CURTIS, Assistant Adjutant-General.
MAJOR: I have the honor to forward papers and abstracts relating to the exchange of prisoners. They were received to-day under a flag of truce. I have simply replied to General Holmes saying that I had forwarded them to department headquarters.
I am, major, your obedient servant,
W. A. GORMAN,
HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, Little Rock, Ark., December 7, 1862.
COMMANDING OFFICER U. S. FORCES, Helena, Ark.
SIR: I inclose under cover to you several communications* marked 1 and 2, addressed to Major-General Curtis or other officer commanding Department of Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo. I beg that these communications be forwarded immediately and the answer returned to me as soon as received.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
TH. H. HOLMES,