War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0218 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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Cavalry, for violation of a flag of truce near Harper's Ferry, Va., about the 6th of February, 1862, and if this officer is in confinement at Fort Delaware.

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

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., January 27, 1863.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington.

COLONEL: There is nothing on the records of this office in relation to Captain R. W. Baylor, of the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry. My impression is that I received an application a short time since for the exchange of a rebel officer of that name who was a prisoner at Fort Delaware, but I have no roll on which the name appear as. I will telegraph there and inquire for him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

WASHINGTON, January 27, 1863.

Major-General CURTIS:

Please have a list of captured rebel officers furnished to this office giving rank, regiment and company and where captured.

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, January 27, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. E. DOSTER, Provost-Marshal, Washington.

COLONEL: Efforts are being made to effect the exchange of as many civilians now held as prisoners at Richmond as possible, and to further this object I have to request you will furnish me with the names of all citizens from the Southern States who are held in this city as prisoners and who are subjects for exchange.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, January 27, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. LUDLOW,

Agent for Exchange of Prisoners, Fort Monroe, Va.

COLONEL: Please find inclosed herewith four lists* of rebel prisoners captured and paroled in Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi; also a number of applications* for the exchange of loyal citizens held as prisoners in Richmond; application* for the exchange of disloyal prisoners held by us and the recommendation of judge Gailoway for the exchange of eight political prisoners held at Camp Chase. There is a Mr. William

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*Omitted.

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