o were able to leave, fled to the country and other places for safety.
General Sam Jones was at that time in command of the Department of Charleston, including tharter, creating a panic among the people and doing much damage.
Thereupon, General Jones selected forty Federal officers from the prison at Andersonville, of rank fpeople.
General Gilmore at once notified his Government of the action of General Jones, and requested that he be furnished with forty Confederate officers of likee Confederate guns, as first proposed, they were, by some agreement between Generals Jones and Gilmore, exchanged for the Federal officers in Charleston.
It was thday. In view of the continued cruel and inhuman conduct of General Gilmore, General Jones determined again to try the experiment of placing Federal prisoners among t generally believed, that this was an easy and effective method, devised by Generals Jones and Gilmore, to evade the restrictions upon the exchange of prisoners.