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The Daily Dispatch: August 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], Exchange of Confderate officers — Scene at the exchange. (search)
rate officers — Scene at the exchange. It will be recollected that a few weeks since our Government sent fifty-six Yankee officers, including Generals Wessel, Seymour, Shaler, Hickman and Scanmon, to Charleston, to be placed in prison there. They were placed in an elegant mansion in the western portion of the city, near the Asally under fire at Morris Island, it was rumored that we had determined to place these Yankees on the ramparts at Fort Sumter. This rumor came to the ears of General Seymour, one of the prisoners, who intimated to Captain H. H. Raymond, Adjutant and Inspector-General, that probably an explanation would lead to less dreadful results. Captain Raymond informed Seymour and his companions that if they desired to make a proposition to General Foster for an exchange, he thought no objection would be made on our part to such a course. The result was that General Foster requested one of our staff officers to meet one of his, in order to effect a negotiation, which