War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0950 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 113. Richmond, May 11, 1863.

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XIV. The Missouri officers and enlisted men who were exchanged at City Point on the 4th instant will immediately be sent to report for duty to General E. K. Smith at Alexandria.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, May 13, 1863.

General B. BRAGG, Tullahoma, Tenn.:

Send at once to this city all captured officers and men.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

OFFICE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS,

Richmond, Va., May 13, 1863.

[General B. BRAGG:]

All Federal officers and men captured by our forces and not released on parole will be sent direct to this place to be disposed of by the authorities here.

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

RICHMOND, VA., May 14, 1863.

Honorable SECRETARY OF WAR.

SIR: I take this opportunity of dropping these few lines. I was taken prisoner at the late fights on the Rappahannock and have taken the oath of allegiance to support the Confederate States of America. My reason was one which all true Southern men come to. I am a son of Frank P. Blair, of Missouri, and a nephew of Honorable Montgomery Blair, Lincoln's Postmaster-General. I was in the Yankee Army about seven months. I have served about three months as a private soldier and four months as a lieutenant. I hereby offer my services to the Southern Confederacy in any capacity that you may think proper.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK P. BLAIR, Jr. *

[Indorsement.]

JUNE 20, 1863.

I have heard privately the suggestion that the motive of this young man is to save from sequestration some property of his own or his family in the South. Timeo Danaos.

R. G. H. K[EAN].

CHRISTIANSBURG, VA., May 14, 1863.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON.

DEAR SIR: At the commencement of the war there was a young man in this place who volunteered in Captain Trigg's company, called the

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* Evidently an impostor.

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