HEADQUARTERS U.S. FORCES,
Franklin, Tenn., April 12, 1863.
Maj. Gen. EARL VAN DORN,
Commanding Confederate Forces, Spring Hill, Tenn.
GENERAL: The commanding general of the Army of the Cumberland has just informed me that he has received information that our wounded men at Columbia are in a condition of great suffering, and he has authorized me to make arrangements if agreeable to you to have the men transferred here as soon as possible. I will give my receipt for them and will immediately return to you an equal number of your men now in our possession in exchange.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
O.R.–SERIES II–VOLUME V [S# 118]
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, ETC., RELATING TO PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE FROM DECEMBER 1, 1862, TO JUNE 10, 1863.–#19