of other prisoners of war. The names of these men are Richard Finn, second assistant engineer, C. S. Navy; James L. Mitchell, assistant engineer, marine department, District of Texas; Private Thomas Brick, Company C, Cook's [Coast] Rangers, C. S. Army; Private Thomas Richford, Company B, Cook's [Coast] Rangers, C. S. Army.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. G. WALKER,
[MARCH 1, 1865. - For Longstreet to Lee, relative to exchange of political prisoners, see Series I, Vol. XLVI, Part II, p. 1276.]
[MARCH 2, 1865. - For Lee to Grant, relative to the exchange of political prisoners, see Series I, Vol. XLVI, Part II, p.825.]
CITY POINT, VA., March 2, 1865.
Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:
You may commence forwarding rebel prisoners for exchange.
U. S. GRANT,
VARINA, VA., March 2, 1865.
Major-General HITCHCOCK, Washington:
I can arrange exchange to March 1, or to February 1 if you prefer it. Cannot agree on 7th of February. March 1 will be in our favor. Shall i make the arrangement?
JNO E. MULFORD,
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, D. C., March 2, 1865.
Colonel B. F. TRACY,
Commanding Depot Prisoners of War, Elmira, N. Y.:
COLONEL: B y direction of Lieutenant-General Grant you will forward for exchange with next party all citizens, prisoners, whose homes are within the rebel lines who are not awaiting trial on grave charges or who are not undergoing sentence, after which you will please furnish to this office a list of all citizen prisoners who are detained, with charges upon which they are held. Send duplicate parole-rolls with those forwarded and an ordinary roll to this office with a list of those retained.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Bvt. Brigadier General, U. S. Army, Commissary-General of Prisoners.
(Similar instructions to commanding officers of all military prisons.)
COLUMBUS, OHIO, March 2, 1865.
Colonel M. MILLIS,
Medical Inspector-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
COLONEL: As some days will pass before my reports of inspections made in February will be ready for transmittal to you, I respectfully