OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, D. C., September 29, 1863.
Colonel J. C. KELTON, Assistant Adjutant-General:
COLONEL: All troops who were paroled and within our lines up to the 1st instant have been exchanged. Deliveries since the 1st instant have not been exchanged.
Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Chattanooga, September 29, 1863.
General BRAXTON BRAGG,
Commanding Confederate Forces, Hdqrs. Dept. of Tenn.:
GENERAL: I am in receipt of your letter of the 28th instant requesting me, in return for the prisoners paroled and sent to my lines by you, to parole and return to you an equal number, or as many as I may have, who are able to bear transportation.
The prisoners who will bear transportation, numbering between thirty and forty, will be paroled and sent to your lines to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock.
I inclose and forward herewith a copy of a letter* received from Brigadier General D. W. Adams, which will explain to you the reason for not sending him.
I am, sir, very respectfully,
W. S. ROSECRANS,
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., September 29, 1863.
Major General JOHN A. LOGAN, Commanding Post:
GENERAL: Official information having been received at these headquarters that the Confederate authorities are returning to duty portions of the command captured and paroled at this place, previous to their being exchanged, in utter violation of their paroles and terms of capitulation, you will immediately instruct you provost-marshal to arrest and confine within the limits of the jail all persons wearing the Confederate uniform, and all persons not in uniform who are supposed to belong to the Confederate Army, that they may be sent North as prisoners of war.
The sick and convalescent in the Confederate hospital must be confined to the hospital grounds.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. B. McPHERSON,
WASHINGTON, September 30, 1863.
FRANCIS LIEBER, M. D., New York City:
MY DEAR DOCTOR: The newspapers state that Spencer Kellogg, master's mate of Mississippi gun-boat, a prisoner of war to the rebels,