War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0572 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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ANNAPOLIS, MD., May 9, 1863.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

I have received your telegram of to-day. I fear that when we have hot weather 3,000 prisoners will be too many for the buildings intended for their use. I think it better to not send more than 2,000 at first, unless there are no barracks for them elsewhere.

C. A. WAITE,

Colonel, Commanding.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., May 9, 1863.

Brigadier General W. A. HAMMOND,

Surgeon-General U. S. Army, Washington.

GENERAL: I would respectfully inquire if there is a general hospital at Saint Louis to which paroled prisoners could be sent from Annapolis occasionally. There is an application by the parents of some sick at Annapolis for permission to take them home, and would like to know to what hospital they could report if they do not recover by the expiration of their leave.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

BALTIMORE, May 9, 1863.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

I am here with 133 exchanged officers. We are all entirely destitute and suffering for decent clothing. We ask that we may stop over here and be paid. We have no means even to procure subsistence on the route. Can I visit Washington this afternoon?

H. C. GILBERT,

Colonel Nineteenth Michigan Regiment.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., May 9, 1863.

Colonel T. P. ANDREWS,

Paymaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

COLONEL: Colonel Gilbert, Nineteenth Michigan Volunteers, with 50 to 100 officers belonging to Western regiments who have just been exchanged and who are now in Baltimore en route to join their regiments are authorized by the General-in-Chief to delay until they can be paid, and I have respectfully to request that you will give the necessary instructions to the paymaster in that city to make the payment.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., May 9, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. LUDLOW,

Agent for Exchange of Prisoners, Fort Monroe, Va.

COLONEL: I will send you on the State of Maine to-morrow about 800 enlisted men, prisoners of war, and some fifty citizens prisoners.