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eral division been in position and ready for action, when those of Smith, Longstreet and Hill moved, I am satisfied that Reys's corps would have been destroyed, instead of being merely defeated. Had it gone into action even at 4 o'clock, the victory would have been much more complete. Major Generals Smith and Longstreet speak in high terms of the conduct of their and mail officers. I bag leave to ask the attention of the Government especially to the manner Brigadier Generals Whiting and E. H. Anderson, and Cols, and and Hampton, exercising above their grades, and Brig. General mentioned. This, and the captured colors, will be delivered by Major A. H. Cole, of my staff. I have been prevented, by feebleness, from making this report sooner and am still too weak to make any but a very . Several hundred prisoners were taken, but I have received no report of the number. Your obedient servant, (Signed) J. B, Johnston, General. See Longstreet's report.
The Yankee prisoners. --Five hundred and fifty Yankee prisoners will be sent from the Libby prison at 4½ o'clock this morning, by flag of truce, to City Point. The prisoners will be in change of flag officer Lieut. La Touche. After this exodue but very few will be left behind. The delivery includes all the officers, amongst whom are two Brig-Genls, 6 Colonels, 7 Lieut Cols, 8 Majors, 60 Captains. 61 First Lieuts, &c. On yesterday, Capt. Thos Damron and Lieut Wilson Damron, of the 4th Va (Abolition) cavalry; 1st Lieut. Isaac Goble, of the 39th Ky; and several Abolitionists heretofore confined in the Va Penitentiary, as hostages, were released yesterday and sent to the Libby and paroled. They start North with their brother Yankees this morning L S Conover, Lieutenant commanding the Isaac Smith, (steamer,) captured on Stono river, S C, Jan'y 31, and 14 others, officers and privates of the boat, arrived at the Libby yesterday from Charleston, and will be sent to City Point also.
The Daily Dispatch: March 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], The question of Exchange — arrival of Confederate prisoners from Point Look out. (search)
before the hitch which interrupted the regular exchange. In sending an equivalent, man for man will not be returned, but a number in ratio with the excess of prisoners which they claim to have in their possession. They claim to have 23 per cent more of our prisoners than we have of theirs, and the understanding is that they are to send twenty-five per cent excess to us in the delivery of prisoners. The letter of Judge refusing to recognize Butler has not been withdrawn, nor have the difficulties with reference to the exchange of negro troops been removed. Among the officers returned by the flag of truce boat, we notice the following names: Cols. W. S. Christian, 55th Va.; Robert Bullock 7th Fla.; J. K. Connelly, 55th N. C.; J, Howard Smith, 5th Ky. Lt. Cols, S. H. Boyd, 45th N. C.; R. E. Burke, 2d La., H. A. Carrington, 18th Va.; John Crichter, 15th Va., cavalry. Majors J. C. Davis, 17th Tenn.; J, A. Blair, 2d Miss.; R. J. Durr, 39th Miss., W. K. Bennett, Staff Department.