War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0285 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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Let me also, in this moment of compliance, suggest that Mr. John F. Scott, of Fredericksburg,, who was captured while performing the offices of mercy to a wounded Federal officer on the battle-field of Fredericksburg, be sent to us. If any case in this war could appeal for clemency it is his. He was arrested under the circumstances I have mentioned. He is, or was, in the Old Capitol Prison. I have not waited for your acquiescence to this request before I agreed to send the members of the Sanitary Commission to you. I send them because I am satisfied they have at one time or another done offices of mercy to our people.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 410.

Washington, September 12, 1863.

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II. Surg. Charles H. Crane, U. S. Army, having reported for duty in the Surgeon-General's Office, in accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 398, September 4, 1863, from this office, is hereby relieved from duty connected with prisoners of war.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, September 14, 1863.

Major General E. A. HITCHCOCK,

Commissioner for Exchange, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I am informed by Mr. Ould that he accepts the exchange of Brigadier-General Graham for Brigadier-General Kemper, but that it will be impossible to send General Graham before the end of this week. I will therefore send a boat for General Graham on Saturday next, and I would respectfully suggest that General Kemper be forwarded to this point in order that he may proceed South by that conveyance.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. A. MEREDITH,

Brigadier-General and Commissioner for Exchange.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, September 14, 1863.

Major General E. A. HITCHCOCK,

Commissioner for Exchange, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: Mr. Ould informs me that on Saturday next he will release the members of the Sanitary Commission, and asks that we will reciprocate by sending them their nurses held by the U. S. authorities.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. A. MEREDITH,

Brigadier-General and Commissioner for Exchange.