RICHMOND, January 25, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel JOHN E. MULFORD, Assistant Agent of Exchange.
SIR: Since the date of my letter of the 18th instant, containing a list of Confederate prisoners held in closes confinement or irons. I have been reliably informed that Captain R. G. Clarke, of the Confederate Army, is now confined in an iron cage in the Knoxville jail. I have seen a letter from him. I hope you will take immediate steps for his early delivery.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Agent of Exchange.
[JANUARY 25, 1865. - For correspondence relating to the arrest and execution of Allen McReynolds, of Missouri, see Series I, Vol. XLVIII, Part I, pp. 643 - 645.]
HDQRS. C. S. MIL.. PRISONS EAST OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Columbia, S. C., January 25, 1865.
Captain J. S. RICHARDSON,
Assistant Quartermaster, Columbia, S. C.:
CAPTAIN: You will convert greenbacks to the amount of $200 for the immediate use of the prisoners with their consent, and let. Lieutenant James Ormond have it for use of our people in United States.
JNO H. WINDER,
Brigadier - General.
48 BLEECKER STREET, New York, January 26, 1865.
Major General H. W. HALLECK, Chief of Staff U. S. Army:
GENERAL: In accordance with your instructions of the 3rd instant I have the honor to forward General Beall's application for the transfer of rebel officers for the distribution of supplies.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
H. E. PAINE,
Brigadier - General of Volunteers.
NEW YORK, January 26, 1865.
Brigadier General H. E. PAINE, U. S. Volunteers, Present:
GENERAL: I have the honor to state that I will be ready in a day or two to send supplies to Elmira Depot, and respectfully ask that Captain R. M. Hewitt, Captain John R. Fellows, and Captain Q. A. Ross, now at Johnson's Island, Ohio, be at once transferred to said depot as a committee to receive and distribute the supplies. Also that officers be transferred for the same purpose to all the prisons where there are no officers confined. I would suggest as suitable Colonel A. B. Montgomery and Major Pendleton, at Fort Lafayette; Colonel B. W. Johnson, Colonel Powell, Colonel B. Smith, of Tennessee, Colonel W. B. Shelby, Major Winchester, Major D. S. Printup, Colonel Locke, Colonel George, of Mississippi, Colonel Maxwell, Colonel C. Phillips, Colonel D. B. Penn, Colonel William H. Luse, Colonel Murchison, at Johnson's Island. I would further ask