War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0191 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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RICHMOND, February 6, 1865.

Brigadier General W. M. GARDNER:

SIR: I will be obliged to you if you will direct that all the prisoners of war who heretofore were in close confinement or irons, and who were recently ordered to be released, be at once forwarded to Richmond for delivery to the Federal authorities. They are few in number. I suppose you have information in your office as to who and where they are. If not, I will be glad to furnish any which may be in my possession.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 6, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Augusta, Ga.:

Will it be safe to remove prisoners from Florence to Southwestern Georgia! I have not sufficient troops to guard them in transit.

JNO H. WINDER,

Brigadier-General.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 6, 1865.

Brigadier-General WINDER, Kingsville, S. C.:

I think you should return. General Beauregard urges in a second dispatch the removal of prisoners from Florence to Southwestern Georgia.

W. S. WINDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, February 7, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT, Commanding U. S. Army:

One thousand prisoners at Fort Delaware are ready to be forwarded. May they be sent direct from there to City Point! What proportion of officers do you wish!

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

CITY POINT, VA., February 7, 1865.

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN, Commissary- General of Prisoners:

The prisoners you have at Fort Delaware may be forwarded direct to City point. The proportion of officers is not material. Six per cent. of the whole number of prisoners will answer. I think Pryor and a Sergeant Waterbury, now at Point Lookout, should not be exchanged so long as we hold a prisoner.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CINCINNATI, February 7, 1865- 4 p. .

His Excellency the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES:

I hear that you have been solicited to commute the sentence of death awarded a rebel spy of the name of Davis by a commission now in