War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0466 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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having been declared exchanged, you will order them to join their regiments without delay. Those who belong to regiment which have paroled men at Camp Chase or Benton Barracks will be ordered to those stations to await the exchange of their men.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., April 11, 1863.

W. P. WOOD,

Superintendent Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D. C.

SIR: Please furnish me without delay the names of all citizen prisoners in confinement at the Old Capitol Prison on charges of disloyalty in any shape. In each case give the place of residence the date and place of arrest, the charges and the authority for the arrest. If there are any who for special reasons known to you should not be exchanged please state these reasons under the head of remarks. To facilitate the preparation of the rolls I send herewith suitable blanks.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry; Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., April 11, 1863.

Captain G. S. BLODGETT,

Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Army, Annapolis, Md.

CAPTAIN: I expected to see you this evening but as I will probably not be able to do so I will give you an idea of the style of building I propose to put up at the new camp so that you may be making some arrangements for their construction. The soldiers' barracks will be one story, on the following ground plan:

The buildings, balloon frame, eighty feet long, eighteen feet broad, nine feet elevation from the floor; weather-boarded; windows, two sashes, six lights each, ten by twelve glass; covered with the patent paper roofing; bunks for 120 men in each building; one kitchen for three buildings; barracks for officers of the same style. The barracks will be constructed by contract. The accompanying drawing* gives the proposed plan of the camp, but it will have to be modified in many particulars.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

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* Omitted.

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