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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, February 13, 1863.

Colonel HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

COLONEL: I am informed that the men of the Eighth U. S. Infantry captured in Texas and so long detained there are now at Carrollton, La. These men have all been declared exchanged and can be immediately ordered into service.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Agent for Exchange of Prisoners.

WHEELING, VA., February 13, 1863.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

Had shipped all prisoners to Camp Chase. Only hold here now the nine hostages reported to you January 31.

JOS. DARR, JR.,

Major and Provost-Marshal-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 9.

Memphis, Tenn., February 13, 1863.

The attention of the general commanding is called to irregularities in sending paroled prisoners to interior camps. The following General Orders, Numbers 163, of the War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, October 22, 1862, is therefore republished for the information of all concerned:

Whenever prisoners of war are released on parole and sent through the lines the officers who release them will immediately send rolls to the Adjutant-General of the Army containing an exact list of the prisoners' names, rank, regiment, date and place of capture and date of release on parole. These rolls are indispensable in effecting exchanges of prisoners.

By order of Major General S. A. Hurlbut:

HENRY BINMORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., February 14, 1863.

Major General R. C. SCHENCK,

Commanding Eighth Army Corps, Baltimore, Md.:

Please have furnished to this office immediately a list of prisoners held in Baltimore with the date of arrest, the charges and by whose order arrested, also a list of those paroled with the same particulars and by whose authority and to what limits paroled, with date. Make the two lists separate.

By order of the Secretary of War:

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

(Same to Brigadier General W. W. Morris, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, and Colonel M. Burke, Fort Hamilton, N. Y.)