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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Treatment and exchange of prisoners. (search)
ent, about reducing officers to privates, or in any other subject matter, I will promptly redress it. * * There must be many officers in your and our possession who, by our agreement, made at the last interview, were declared exchanged. Such certainly ought to be mutually delivered up. The excess is on our side, but I will stand it because I have agreed to it. I must, however, insist upon the immediate delivery of such of our officers as are included in the agreement. P. 213. On December 30th, 1862, the following order was issued by General H. W. Halleck, signing himself as General-in-Chief: No officers, prisoners of war, will be released on parole till further orders. Id., p. 248. This, he said, was done in consequence of the course then being pursued by the Confederate authorities. But notwithstanding this order, and this action of the Confederate authorities here complained of, exchanges seemed to have gone on, the Commissioner on either side constantly complaining t