War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0837 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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lists of the officers and men, both living and dead, who are and have been held by us.

I have th honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General Commanding and Commissioner for Exchange.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

Fort Monroe, Va., january 12, 1864.

Honorable ROBERT OULD,

Commissioner of Exchange, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: It is reported that you have stipulated, if evidence is produced, that the officers and crews of the steamers Emily and Arrow, captured about May 5, 1863, were in the employ of the Quartermaster's Department when captured, the officers and men can be released from close confinement, in which wee are informed they are, and treated as other prisoners of war.

I inclose the evidence of the fact for your information,* and respectfully ask that you will inform me if the officers and crews of such boats can or are to be treated as prisoners of war.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General Commanding and Commissioner of Exchange.

HDQRS. DEPT OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 12, 1864.

Honorable ROBERT OULD,

Commissioner of Exchange, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: In compliance with previous arrangements fifteen civilians are sent up for exchange for a like number of civilians held as prisoners by your authorities.

Please receive them, and return the men for whom they are sent forward.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General Commanding and Commissioner for Exchange.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 12, 1864.

Honorable ROBERT OULD,

Commissioner of Exchange, Richmond, Va.:

SIR: Inclosed please find receipt roll and certificate of thirteen men claiming to be master, master's mate, and seamen in the C. S. Navy, captured at Accomac, Va., who were said to be in irons at Fort McHenry, and because of whose confinement certain officers and sailors of the U. S . Navy, in the hands of your authorities, were put in irons in retaliation.

It will be seen in the certificate that they have been received by me at Fort Norfolk, and are their in treated as prisoners of war, and are not in irons. One of the men, captured at the same time, made his escape from Fort McHenry.

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*Inclosure not found.

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