War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0806 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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Barksdale, Shelbyville, Tenn. ; Revs. E. W. Sehon, Atlanta, Ga., and William T. Sithson, formerly of Washington, D. C.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, Va., January 8, 1863.

Honorable J. P. BENJAMIN, Secretary of State.

SIR: Instructions have been again addressed to Brigadier-General Winder to procure the testimony you have asked for in your letter of yesterday relative to John Carfoot, a prisoner lately confined at Salisbury, N. C. As soon as he makes his report of the cause of the arrest of Carfoot and the proof that was produced against him it will be communicated to you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Secretary of War.

C. S. MILITARY PRISON, Richmond, January 8, 1863.

Honorable ROBERT OULD, Agent of Exchange.

SIR: Although you desired that no citizens be sent by flag of truce to-morrow yet General Winder wishes that exceptions be made in the cases of three men, viz: D. C. Bull, citizen of New York; William Bull, his son, and Wm. J. Peters, citizen of Delaware. Mr. John O. E. Sowers, citizen of Virginia, arrived yesterday on parole to obtain the release of Mr. Bull and his son. The Secretary of War is only willing that D. C. Bull be returned for Mr. Sowers.

William Bull is on parole for thirty days to obtain permission for the release of Charles Henry Smith, son of Colonel Larkin Smith. The other, Wm. J. Peters, paroled for thirty days to effect exchange of any citizen of the Confederate States who may be confined in prison at the North.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding Prison.

C. S. MILITARY, Richmond, January 8, 1863.

Captain MULFORD.

SIR: I send by Lieutenant Bossieux, C. S. Army, seven rolls of money belonging to the above-named* persons, late prisoners here. Owing to some haste and confusion at the time of the departure of the prisoners last Tuesday we unavoidably failed to remit to them all their dues. Please receipt to Lieutenant Bossieus for the same. Respectfully,


Captain, Commanding Prison.


January 10, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON, Secretary of War.

SIR: In view of the atrocious orders issued by the Federal General Milroy with regard to citizens of the Valley District I would respect-