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[Inclosure Numbers 4.]

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 25, 1863.

W. P. WOOD, Superintendent Old Capitol Prison.

SIR: Please inform me if there are any citizen prisoners in your charge who may be exchanged. If there are any furnish me with a list of their names and the charges against them and if there is yet time I will send them to City Point in the steamer which leaves to-morrow morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 28, 1863.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Commanding Department of the Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio:

By direction of the Secretary of War I have the honor to request you will give the necessary orders for the transfer to Fort Delaware of all rebel officers held as prisoners of war in your department. Please direct that list of all prisoners so transferred be furnished to this office.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

(Same mutatis mutandis to General Curtis, Saint Louis, Mo.)

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, March 28, 1863.

Major General R. C. SCHENCK,

Commanding Eighth Army Corps, Baltimore, Md.

GENERAL: By direction of the Secretary of War I have the honor to request you will give the necessary orders to transfer immediately to Fort Monroe, Va., for exchange all rebel officers held as prisoners of war at Forts McHenry and Delaware to report to Lieutenant Colonel W. H. Ludlow, agent for exchange of prisoners. Captain R. W. Baylor, a prisoner at Fort Delaware, is charged with violating a flag of truce and murder and will be retained in confinement. If there are any enlisted prisoners at either of the forts they should be sent with the officers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 28, 1863.

Brigadier General J. H. MARTINDALE,

Commanding Military District of Washington, Washington, D. C.

GENERAL: By direction of the Secretary of War I have the honor to request you will give the necessary orders to forward immediately to Fort Monroe, Va., all rebel officers held as prisoners of war at the Old Capitol Prisoners to report for exchange to Colonel W. H. Ludlow, agent fro exchange of prisoners. If there are enlisted men among the prisoners