Prisoner exchange


Adjutant of the 6th Wisconsin, 1st Lt. Edward P. Brooks, was captured on November 4, 1863, at Greenville, Virginia, and sent to Libby Prison in Richmond. Four months later President Abraham Lincoln directed Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler to arrange for the Brooks’s exchange. Butler reported to Lincoln that Brooks was freed on March 23, 1864.

National Archives, Records of the Office of the Secretary of War


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