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(Signed) R. W. Wessels, Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers, (Signed) T. Seymour, Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers, (Signed) E. P. Scammon, Brigadier-General, (Signed) C. A. Heckman, Brigadier-General Volunteers, (Signed) Alexander Shaler, Brigadier-General U. S. Volunteers, Prisoners of War. To Major-General J. G. Foster, Commanding Department of the South, Hilton Head, S. C.
Charleston, S. C., July 1, 1864. Brigadier-General L. Thomas, Adjutant-General United States Army, Washington, D. C.:
General — We desire respectfully to represent through you to our authorities, our firm belief that a prompt exchange of the prisoners of war in the hands of the Southern Confederacy, if exchanges are to be made, is called for by every consideration of humanity.
There are many thousands confined at Southern points of the Confederacy, in a climate to which they are unaccustomed, deprived of much of the food, clothing and shelter they have habitually received, and it is not surprisin
our letter of the 1st instant.
Mine of the 13th and 22d ultimo indicate with all necessary precision the location of United States officers who are prisoners of war in this city.
I cannot be more minute without pointing out the houses in which therequire as a condition precedent to any negotiation for this end that I should remove from their present location the United States prisoners of war now in this city.
Such a course on my part would be an implied admission that those officers are unida, Charleston, S. C., August 2, 1864.
General — I received your letter of the 29th ultimo, informing me that the United States Secretary of War has authorized you to exchange any prisoners in your hands, rank for rank, or their equivalents, sucived authority from my Government to make the exchange, I will send five General and forty-five field officers of the United States service on a steamer for exchange at the time and place appointed.
The details as to equivalents will be settled bet