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    [Exchange of Prisoners at Vicksburg]. Fair Copy of Union General Napoleon J. T. Dana Orders Detailing the Exchange of Prisoners at Vicksburg Signed. Three integral pages, 7.75" x 9.75", Vicksburg, April 14, 1865. On April 14, 1865, the day that Lincoln was assassinated, Union General Napoleon J. T. Dana issued orders from Vicksburg stating "that the Confederate Agents of Exchange at this point, agree to permit the prisoners now encamped near this city, to go to such places as the United States may direct, upon parole of honor, not to serve against the Confederate States in any Military or constabulary capacity until regularly exchanged" and further "That they have been induced to this action by the following telegraphic dispatches from Lieut. Gen. Grant . . . and Col. Robert Ould Chief of Exchange Bureau, C.S.A."

    What follows is a copy of the telegraph from Grant, dated April 9, the day of Lee's surrender at Appomattox, to General Napoleon J. T. Dana stating that "all settlements for exchanged prisoners were to be made with Col Ould . . . and the agreement to receive them at various points was for the accomodation of the South . . . Say to the officer who has our prisoners for deliver, that any that are due to the South, will be delivered at Vicksburg." Directly below Grant's telegraph appears a similar dispatch from Col. Ould, addressed to "Confederate officer having charg of Prisoners Vicksburg," ordering that "All Federal officers and men who are held as by the Confederate authorities must be delivered at Vicksburg or any other point where the Federal Military authorities are willing to receive them."

    The orders further state that "paroled prisoners under this agreement furloughed home, while observing the terms upon which their paroles are given, are not to be captured by the United States, or Confederate forces, so long as the conform to the law." Separation along the vertical fold and small holes that the fold intersections. Light toning with small areas of soiling.


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