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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 2, vol 3, Part 1 (Prisoners of War)
Page 549 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

secured. I ask a special favor that you procure from Secretary Stanton a parole for me for fifteen or twenty days to go to Richmond and effect our exchange and I warrant the exchange. Colonel Lee of your Army procured a parole for Colonel Baldwin, a prisoner in this fort, to go to Richmond and effect their exchange and the exchange was made. I hazard nothing in saying were I in Richmond I could secure the proper order from my Government.

Hoping that you will procure me a parole for the purpose above expressed and to hear from you soon,

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ED. C. COOK,

Colonel Thirty-second Tennessee Regiment, C. S. Army.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Detroit, May 17, 1862.

General L. THOMAS, Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.

GENERAL: Order Numbers 32* of the 2nd April from the War Department has not been generally distributed to camps where prisoners of war are confined, nor to the quartermasters whose duties it is to furnish the supplies for them. I understand that the civil prisoners at Mackinac are under my supervision, though paragraph XII of the order above referred to says that the duties of the commissary-general of prisoners do not extend to prisoners of state. I respectfully request to be furnished with the order directing me to remove my headquarters to this city and with the instructions to call on the Governor of Ohio for another company of volunteers for the guard at the depot at Sandusky.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Lieutenant Colonel Eighth Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Detroit, May 17, 1862.

COLONEL: I have the honor to forward herewith blank monthly returns and blank rolls for prisoners of war, and pursuant to paragraph X, of General Orders, Numbers 32, of April 2 from the War Department I request you will furnish me with rolls of all the military prisoners of war who have been or are now in your charge at Fort Warren. Please state in the column of remarks opposite the names of those who left the post when and why they left. The names of those who have been exchanged, died, &c., during a month should accompany the monthly return.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Lieutenant Colonel Eighth Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Detroit, May 17, 1862.

Colonel JAMES A. MULLIGAN

Commanding Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill.

COLONEL: There are several persons permitted to engage in trade in different ways with prisoners of war at Camp Douglas all of whom

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* See p. 417.

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