WAR DEPARTMENT, October 15, 1863.
Major-General FOSTER, Fort Monroe:
You need not delay to send the descriptive lists, for within the limits specified in your telegram there is no objection: * but you will please send a descriptive list of every individual sent, to be foreword here. I want to use Major White and have instructed General Meredith to effect an immediate special exchange if possible.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, October 15, 1863.
Brigadier - General MEREDITH,
Exchange Commissioner, Fortress Monroe:
I want to use immediately the testimony of Major White, now a prisoner in the Libby Prison, Richmond, and was formerly in Milroy's command. Please make a special exchange for him and bring him back without and direct him to report immediately to the Adjutant - General in Washington. You can wait at City Point to accomplish this, if necessary, so that he can appear before the court this week.
If you can designate the officer for him, get him paroled and let Mr. Ould name the person to be exchanged for him.
EDWIN M. STANTON.
FORT MONROE, October 15, 1863.
Honorable E. M. STANTON:
Your telegram did not reach me until 4. 30 p. m. this day. Tried but could not leave this evening; unable to obtain a pilot. Will leave at day light tomorrow taking Major Jones to exchange for Major White. It is impossible to have Major White in Washington this week.
S. A. MEREDITH,
PILOT KNOB, October 15, 1863.
Captain P. L. POWERS, Patterson:
You will immediately arrest and send to me the daughters of Dr. S. C. White. Their names are Evaline, Pauline, and Arabella. Tell them to prepare their clothing and baggage for a journey southward by way of the Mississippi River. They shall be sent to the people and region they hurrah for. Let there be no delay. Let them be well treated.
CLINTON B. FISK,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE,
October 15, 1863.
Major General W. S. ROSECRANS,
Commanding U. S. Forces, Chattanooga:
GENERAL: Your communication of the 13th instant only reached me last night. +
* See Foster to Stanton, Series I, Vol. XXIX, Part II, p. 331.
+ See Series I, Vol. XXX, Part IV, p. 333.