HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,
Jackson, April 17, 1863.
The U. S. prisoners on their arrival are paroled but confined in guard-house. The list of prisoners is sent to Major Watts for exchange upon notification from Major Watts. Lists of all those at present in Jackson have been forwarded, but Major Watts has not heretofore been informed daily or immediately upon the receipt of Federal prisoners. Report like the within is furnished department headquarters in accordance with instructions from lieutenant-general commanding.
HEADQUARTER FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,
Jackson, April 16, 1863.
Major MEMMINGER, Assistant Adjutant-General.
MAJOR: In reply to communication from department headquarters just received asking of the whereabouts of the negro captured from the sloop of war Mississippi I have the honor to state that the negro captured form the said sloop is now confined in Pearl River Bridge Prison.
I am, major, yours, respectfully,
RICHMOND, April 17, 1863.
General EARL VAN DORN, Columbia, Tenn.:
All prisoners delivered at City Point to this date are exchanged.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
RICHMOND, VA., April 18, 1863.
His Excellency JOHN LETCHER, Richmond, Va.
SIR: In response to your letter of the 7th ultimo covering a copy of the preamble and resolutions of the General Assembly of Virginia relative to the imprisonment of C. A. J. Collins I have the honor to forward a report* of the Secretary of War on the case.
Very respectfully and truly, yours,
WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, April 18, 1863.
Colonel WILLIAM T. WITHERS,
First Mississippi Light Artillery, Tuskeegee, Ala.
SIR: I cannot at this time assure you positively when I can declare exchanged the men whose names you report in the two lists under date
* Not found.
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