War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0260 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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SAINT LOUIS, September 4, 1863.

Colonel KINCAID, Alton, Ill.:

Use extra vigilance about guarding the prison at night, as we have grounds for supposing that efforts may be made from without to rescue the prisoners.

JAS. O. BROADHEAD,

Provost-Marshal-General.

WASHINGTON, September 5, 1863.

General MEREDITH:

You are authorized to offer in exchange for General Graham any one of the brigadier-generals paroled by General Grant and now in the South. You will not offer any officer now held as a prisoner of war in the North.

E. A. HITCHCOCK,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, &c.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, September 5, 1863.

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: Yours of the 3rd instant is received. I do not know of any special cases of exchange of civilians. I inclose for your approval a declaration of exchange in accordance with section 8 of declaration Numbers 5, by the rebel agent, with the limitations indicated in yours of June 17, 1863, to Lieutenant-Colonel Ludlow. I shall await your decision on this before notifying the rebel authorities.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. A. MEREDITH,

Brigadier-General and Commissioner for Exchange.

P. S. -I have included sutlers, as the rebels have done.

[Inclosure.]

OFFICE COMMISSIONER FOR EXCHANGE,

Fortress Monroe, Va., September 5, 1863.

All civilians and sutlers who have been arrested by the Confederate authorities at any time before September 1, 1863, and who have been received at City Point or at other places across our lines, are hereby discharged from any and every obligation contained in any parole they may have given to the enemy.

S. A. MEREDITH,

Brigadier-General and Commissioner for Exchange.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., September 5, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN S. MASON, Commanding, Columbus, Ohio:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith rolls* of the paroled prisoners of war recently arrived at Camp Chase, whose paroles

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*Omitted.

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