War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0810 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT.

Washington City, November 11, 1863.

C. C. FULTON, Esq., Baltimore, Md.:

General Meredith has been instructed to transmit any funds that may be supplied for the use of our prisoners in Richmond. The Government cannot, of course, be responsible that they will reach their destination. Those who send funds must run that risk.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WASHINGTON CITY, D. C., February 5, 1864.

Major General B. F. BUTLER, Commanding, &c., Fort Monroe:

SIR: A. D. Richardson and Junius H. Browne, correspondents of the New York Tribune, are said to be prisoners in Richmond. I am induced to believe that we have some prisoners at Nashville available for their exchange.

Will you be so good as to inform me whether you can accomplish the release of the Tribune correspondents, and what you desire may be done for that object?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. A. HITCHOCK,

Major-General, U. S. Vols., Com. for Exchange of Prisoners.

OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER FOR EXCHANGE,

Fort Monroe, Va., February 9, 1864.

Major General E. A. HITCHOCK,

Commissioner for Exchange, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: Your communication of the 5th instant was received. I shall make an effort to negotiate an exchange of the New York Tribune correspondence with the rebel authorities by the next flag-of-truce boat.

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

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General and Commissioner for Exchange.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

In Field, Culpeper Court-House, Va., April 17, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

I have the honor herewith to inclose for your information a copy of my letter of instructions to Major General B. F. Butler, commanding Department of Virginia and North Carolina, touching the exchange of prisoners.*

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

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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* See Vol. VII, this series, p. 62.

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