Furthermore the horses, horse equipments and arms of four of my medical officers were then taken from them. I respectfully request that you have the same returned to me as soon as convenient.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HEADQUARTERS, U. S. FORCES,
Franklin, Tenn., April 12, 1863.
Major General FARL VAN DORN,
Commanding Confederate Forces, Spring Hill, Tenn.
GENERAL: The commanding general of the Army of the Cumberland has just informed me that he has received information that our wounded men at Columbia are in a condition of great suffering, and he has authorized me to make arrangements if arrangements if agreeable to you to have the men transferred here as soon as possible. I will give my receipt for them and will immediately return to you an equal number of your men now in our possession in exchange.
I am general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS.
Washington, D. C., April 12, 1863.
Colonel G. LOOMIS,
Commanding Fort Columbus, New York Harbor.
COLONEL: By direction of the General-in-Chief you will please forward to Benton Barracks the sixteen men recently captured by the rebels on the Queen of the West and who have been turned over to you by Commodore H. Paulding, U. S. Navy, as paroled prisoners of war. The party will be placed under the charge of the senior officer or non-commissioned officer present, who will on his arrival at Benton Barracks report to the commanding officer. Asst. Surg. D. L. Booth, of the Queen of the West, has been ordered to report to you to accompany the party. The quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.
WASHINGTON, April 12, 1863.
Agent for Exchange of Prisoners:
There will not be more than 6,000 or 7,000 prisoners to be delivered. A mistake was made in the report from Saint Louis.
Commissary-General of Prisoners.
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, April 12, 1863.
MILITARY PROVOST-MARSHAL, Baltimore, Md.
SIR: On the 22nd of December last Captain Robert W. Baylor, Twelfth Virginia Cavalry, was sent by an order from your office to Fort McHenry with a statement that he was charged with murder in having killed one