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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 2, vol 7, Part 1 (Prisoners of War)
Page 369 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

of subsistence, of General Morgan's staff, now a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware, in close confinement in a cell, and permit him to have communication with no person except those who visit his cell on duty. Until further orders he will be allowed the ration prescribed for prisoners of war by the circular of june 1 from this office. His meals will be given to him twice a day, and he will be permitted to receive nothing else unless prescribed by the surgeon of the post in consequence of sickness. Please report the execution of this order.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary- General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY- GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., June 13, 1864.

Brigadier General A. SCHOEPF, Commanding Fort Delaware, Del:

GENERAL: By direction of the Secretary of War I have ordered the transfer from the Old Capitol Prison to Fort Delaware of the following-= named prisoners, viz: Charles F. Fidley, Thomas Edwards, Joseph Rinker, W. S. Prickett, George W. Ryan, Dr. William Cross, E. L. Bentley, and William H. Gray. TH above- named persons were arrested at Leesburg, Va., and are held as hostages for the delivering into the custody of the Federal authority eight persons who decoyed across the Potomac River at Edwards Ferry by a white flag two U. S . soldiers, then fired upon them, wounding one in th thigh, and robbing them of their pistols, watches, clothing, &c., and then marching them through the streets of Leesburg for the gratification of the citizens, &c. They re to be held until further orders, and if possible you will confine them by themselves. Particular care must be taken to prevent their escape.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary- General of prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY- GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., June 13, 1864.

Brigadier General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster- General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have respectfully to request you will order by telegraph worn tents to be furnished for the use of 2,000 prisoners of war at amp Douglas, Chicago.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY- GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., june 13, 1864.

COLONEL; I am directed by the Commissary- General of Prisoners to request that all prisoners of war under your charge may be informed

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Page 369 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.
OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 2, vol 7, Part 1 (Prisoners of War)
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