The wounded now on the field beyond my lines, if you think proper may be taken beyond a line to be designated by my Adjt. General, and be paroled; Otherwise they may be taken to my hospital and treated with every care and attention. The flag sent by Commodore Patterson at my request, has been detained by the Admiral; leaveing him uninformed of the fate of his comand that was taken in the gunboats - The dead on the field beyond the line, above alluded to, you can inter, Those within that line shall be interred by my troops.
When a return is made of the wounded and prisoners taken on board the Gun boats, and the few men taken on the night of the 23d. it shall be returned by a similar one on my part.
If you should think proper to accede to the above propositions, you will lease suggest any arrangement which you may think best for their Accomplishment. I am respectfully &c
A Jackson M G Cg