Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Hon. Edwin M. Stanton” in chapter 1.1 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36.:

...he Federal authorities strenuously opposed any exchange of prisoners of war. General Grant, commanding the United States Armies, wrote the following on the subject: City Point, Va., Aug. 21, 1864. Hon. Edwin M. Stanton , Secretary of War: Please inform General Foster that under no circumstances will he be authorized to make an exchange of prisoners of war. Exchanges simply reinforce the enemy at once, whilst we ...
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