I am further instructed by the major-general commanding to say that all officers and men of your command who have been delivered at the above place will be ordered at once by you to join their respective regiments and companies without the least delay. None of your command except those delivered in conformity with the above order have been exchanged.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. P. TURNER,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2, Numbers 26.
Murfreesborough, December 10, 1862.
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II. All paroled prisoners who have been or who hereafter may be delivered at Vicksburg area declared by the agent at that point as exchanged. They will therefore report for duty with their respective regiments.
By command of General Bragg:
GEORGE G. GARNER,
WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, Va., December 11, 1862.
Commanding, Jackson, Miss.
GENERAL: Your letter* of the 19th ultimo containing the correspondence between yourself and Generals Butler and Rosecrans, of the Army of the United States, has been received. The papers will be referred to Major Ould, commissioner of the Confederate States to arrange the exchange of prisoners with the United States.
Your own correspondence is approved by the President.
By order of the Secretary of War:
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Assistant Secretary of War.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF HENRICO,
December 11, 1862.
SIR: You will parole all the prisoners of war now in your custody to be sent by flag of truce to-morrow.
By order of General Winder:
W. S. WINDER,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF TEXAS, NEW MEXICO AND ARIZONA, Numbers 11.
Houston, Tex., December 11, 1862.
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V. Brigadier General H. P. Bee, commanding Sub-Military District of the Rio Grande, will at once cause the officers and men of the U. S. Army who were captured early last year in this State, including the Eighth
*See Vol. IV, this Series, p. 948.