War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0414 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS PAROLED PRISONERS, Numbers 8. Near Annapolis, Md., March 30, 1863.

I. Pursuant to instructions from the commander-in-chief through Colonel William Hoffman, comissary-general of prisoners officer who have reported at these headquarters or may hereafter report will not be permitted to take their meals or sleep in the city Annapolis but will at times be in camp, and will be held to a strict accountability for the comfort of the men and the proper policing of the company street and grounds of the battalion to which they are assigned for duty.

II. The provost-marshal at Annapolis, Md., will report to these headquarters any officer living in the city of Annapolis who has reported or should report to these headquarters.

III. Officers will not leave the camp without authority and when the leave is extended over six hours they must have it in writing from these headquarters.

By order of Lieutenant Colonel George Sangster:

JAMES E. DOUGHTY,

Lieutenant and Adjutant Paroled Prisoners.

FORT MONROE, VA., March 31, 1863.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

I have just returned from City Point and have the honor to report to you that the Seventy-first Regiment Indiana Volunteers, captured on the 28th of December last at Muldraugh's Hill, Ky., are declared exchanged.

I am, very respectfully,

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Agent for Exchange of Prisoners.

GENERAL DEPOT RECRUITING SERVICE MISSOURI VOLLS.,

Benton Barracks, Mo., March 31, 1863.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. c.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that during the period commencing March 20 and ending March 31 the number of absentees who have reported to these headquarters as follows: 1 commissioned officer, 525 enlisted men.

I am, colonel, very truly, your obedient,

B. L. E. BONNEVILLE,

Colonel, U. S. Army, and Supt. Recruiting Service Missouri Vols.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., March 31, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. LUDLOW,

Agent for Exchange of Prisoners, Fort Monroe, Va.:

Your letter of the 29th is just received. You must not forget that many rebel officers who have been heretofore exchanged have been retained in our hands unavoidably owing to the difficulty of delivering them in the West. I am not able to say when the officers ordered