War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0175 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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any officers are among them put them in irons and send them here to General Augur. Send the private also to General Augur under sufficient guard. Report to this Department on this matter and the state of your command at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day until further order.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

POINT LOOKOUT, May 24, 1864. [Received 12.30 p.m.]

Hon. E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Four hundred and ninety-four enlisted prisoners of war arrived from Belle Plain last evening. Yesterday afternoon as the prisoners were going from dinner a sentinel of the Thirty-sixth Colored Regiment, without justification, fired at one of them, wounding him mortally, of which he died last night, wounding another seriously and two others slightly. I respectfully recommend that a court of inquiry of officers not belonging to the post be ordered to investigate the affair.

Respectfully,

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.