War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0298 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 23, 1865.

General R. E. LEE, Commanding, &c.:

the prisoners will be brought to Richmond, since enemy refuses to receive them at other points agreed on. They will march, to give the use of our transportation.

J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War.

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES,

February 23, 1865.

General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE, Secretary of War:

General Grant informs he had on the 20th instructed General Schofield to receive prisoners at Wilmington; thinks he had not received instructions when he declined to receive them, but has by this time. General Grant will repeat the order, and begs that prisoners be not removed from vicinity of Wilmington, as nothing on his part shall prevent their being received in accordance with his agreement with Judge Ould. I have notified General Bragg.

R. E. LEE.

RICHMOND, February 23, 1865.

General BRAGG, Teachey's:

Prisoners to be removed to Richmond if difficulty as to Wilmington continues. Do not encumber railroad transportation. March them overland route and under guard. Keep officers separate from men.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 23, 1865.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES, Raleigh, N. C.:

Prisoners at Raleigh to be moved to Richmond if difficulty as to Wilmington continues. Do not encumber railroad transportation. March them overland, convenient routes, under guard. Keep officers separate from men.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

(Same, mutatis mutandis, to General B. F. Johnson, Salisbury, N. C.; Colonel Forno, Charlotte, N. C.)

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 23, 1865.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES, Raleigh, N. C.:

General Grant affirms that prisoners will be received at Wilmington. Has renewed orders. Can communicate with General Bragg.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

(Same to Colonel Bradley T. Johnson, Salisbury, N. C.; Colonel Forno, Charlotte, N. C.)