War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0750 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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I have the honor to request you to furnish us information respecting Finley Anderson, a correspondent of the New York Herald, who was captured on board of steamer Queen of the West in may last, and was last heard from at Shreveport in August.

I am, major, respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. L. MOLINEUX,

Colonel and Commissioner for Exchange of Prisoners

In behalf of Major General W. B. Franklin, U. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, New Iberia, La., December 23, 1863.

Major W. M. LEVY,

Commissioner for Exchange in behalf of Major General R. Taylor:

MAJOR: I have the honor to inform you we have received word from Major General N. P. Banks, U. S. Army, that his commissioner will meet the one appointed by Major General R. Taylor, C. S. Army, at Red River Landing on the 1st day of January, 1864; or as soon after as practicable for them to meet at at the appointed place. I have to inform you our prisoners are here ready for exchange. *

I am, major, your obedient servant,

EDWARD L. MOLINEUX,

Colonel and Commissioner for Exchange of Prisoners

In behalf of Major General W. B. Franklin.

HEADQUARTERS GREEN'S CAVALRY DIVISION, Vermilionville, December 23, 1863.

Colonel E. L. MOLINEUX,

Asst. Adjt. and Insp. General, Commissioner of Exchange:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to inform you that the Federal prisoners for exchange and parole will arrive here to-morrow, and the exchange can take place at the point designated in the cartel on Friday morning, December 25. Please answer by this flat if time mentioned will suit you.

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

E. R. WELLS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NINETEENTH ARMY CORPS, New Iberia, La., December 23, 1863.

Captain E. R. WELLS,

Asst. Adjt. General, General Green's Cavalry Division:

CAPTAIN: Your letters of 19th and 20th instant+ were duly received per flag of truce.

The cases of Romulus McBride and John R. Creighton are being investigated, and I trust will result in being acquitted, as you express that desire. John R. Creighton is, I understand, a colonel in the State militia.

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*For Molineux's appointment as commissioner, see Stone to Franklin, Series I, Vol. XXVI, Part I, p. 870.

+That of the 20th omitted. It refers to loss of the halters and saddle-bags herein mentioned.

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