Following the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with day by day writings of the time, currently 1863.

July 11TH—Gen. Howell Cobb has been sent down the river under flag of truce to negotiate a cartel with Gen. Dix for the ex-change of prisoners. It was decided that the exchange should be conducted on the basis agreed to between the United States and the British Government during the war of 1812, and all men taken hereafter will be released on parole within ten days after their capture. We have some 8000 prisoners in this city, and altogether, I dare say, a larger number than the enemy have of our men.

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