S. C., August 17, 1864.
Gen. SAM. JONES, Charleston, S. C.:
herewith is an application to General Foster, commanding at Hilton Head, for the exchange of certain officers confined here,
and I respectfully ask that it may be forwarded to him at as early a day as convenient. The officers respectfully request
that in consideration of the great length of their imprisonment that you will place their names on the next list for exchange.
If an exchange would be earlier affected by being removed to Charleston, we respectfully ask that it may be done. Within is
a list of the officers, with date of capture, including three wounded officers, whom we would be glad to have exchanged with
have the honor to be, very respectfully, yours,
Third New Hampshire Volunteers.
DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,
August 21, 1864.
referred to Major-General Foster for his information. I cannot at present conveniently comply with their request by bring-
ing them to this city, but I will exchange them for a like number of C. S. officers, rank for rank, or their equivalents.
5. C., August 17, 1864.
Department of the South:
Having heard that there is a probability of another exchange of prisoners at Charleston the officers belonging to the Department
of the South confined here and captured more than a year ago, have requested me to respectfully make application to you in
their behalf. They are among the prisoners of oldest date within the Southern lines, and many of them are suffering greatly
from long and painful captivity. If another exchange should take place in your department they earnestly request that their
names may be placed upon the lists. Their names, with dates of capture, may be found within.*
these 1 have added three officers in prison with us, severely wounded, but recently captured, in the hope that they, too,
may be speedily exchanged. A similar application with list is enclosed herewith to Major-General Jones, Charleston. S. C.
have the honor to be, very respectfully yours,
Third New Hampshire
SOURCE: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union
and Confederate armies. ; Series 2 - Volume 7; pages 602-603.