War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0354 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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prisoners of war were sent from Johnson's Island to Vicksburg for exchange who were rejected and sent back because they were crazy or imbecile.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 13, 1863.

W. P. WOOD, Esq., Superintendent of Old Capitol Prison.

SIR: If possible please sent by the bearer the probable number of prisoners to be exchanged not including those just arrived under my orders and now at the Old Capitol, nor those on the list furnished by the provost-marshal, Captain Todd, and say when you can hand me the list called for by General Hitchcock.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 14, 1863.

Brigadier General J. H. MARTINDALE,

Commanding District of Washington, Washington, D. C.

GENERAL: I have the honor to request that you will have furnished to this office a list of all prisoners of war belonging to the rebel army now in confinement at the Old Camp of Prison, and I request you will oblige me by requiring hereafter that when any number of prisoners over twenty arrive or are transferred a list may be immediately furnished. At the end of the month a return is required showing the number present, the number received, transferred, died, &c., during the month, giving on the back of the return the names of all noted under the head of "alterations" except where they have been furnished during the month. Blanks for these rolls and returns will be furnished from this office.

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

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, March 14, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. LUDLOW,

Agent for Exchange of Prisoners, Fort Monroe, Va.

COLONEL: I have turned over to Captain J. E. Mulford, Third New York Infantry, 309 citizen prisoners to be delivered at City Point for exchange. Two hundred and eleven have been ordered from Sandusky, but by an unusual state of the ice in the bay they have not been able to cross from the island and they will consequently not be present for the trip of the steamer. When she returns with those delivered to you they will doubtless have arrived and will be sent down on her. Captain Mulford is furnished with full rolls of them and I inclose herewith the duplicate rolls. * I return herewith the lists* handed you by

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* Not found.

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