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was that of Col. Corcoran, 69th Regiment. N. Y. S. M., who is the hostage chosen to answer for Smith. In choosing the thirteen, from the highest rank, to be held to answer for a like number of prisoners of war captured by the enemy at sea, there being only ten field officers, it was necessary to draw by lot three Captains. The first names drawn were Captains J. B. Ricketts, H. McQuade, and J. W. Rockwood. The list of thirteen will therefore stand--Colonels Lee, Cogswell, Wilcox, Woodruff, and Wood; Lieutenant-Colonels Bowman and Neff; Majors Potter, Revere, and Vogdes; Captains Ricketts, McQuade, and Rockwood. Respectfully, your obedient servant, (Signed,) John H. Winder,Brigadier General. Headq'rs Department of Henrico, Richmond, Va., Nov. 12, 1861. Hon,J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of war, Richmond, Va.,Sir: --In obedience to your instructions, all the wounded officers have been exempted as hostages to await the result of the trial of prisoners captured by th