War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0662 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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2d. Disloyal conduct since that period. 3d. General reputation of the accused as to his sentiments and character and as to whether he is or is not a dangerous man in his neighborhood. In clear cases of disloyalty and in these only prisoners and the proofs will be sent forward to you. Their cases will be disposed of here.

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding District.

NOTE. -Women who are violent and dangerous secessionists must be arrested as well as men.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., May 19, 1863.

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters of the Army.

COLONEL: Please to say to the General in-Chief that rolls and instructions to meet the wishes of Colonel Ludlow relative to the paroling of prisoners of war before delivery were distributed to the commanders of prison camps several days since.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

WASHINGTON, May 19, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. LUDLOW,

Commissioner for Exchange of Prisoners:

Instruction requiring prisoners to sign paroles before being sent forward were given several days since. I repeat them to Fort Delaware to-day.

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

WASHINGTON, May 19, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. LUDLOW:

Does the declaration of exchanges in general orders of May 9 apply to rebel prisoners?

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

FORT MONROE, May 19, 1863.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

The declaration of exchanges in general orders of May 9 does apply to rebel prisoners.

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Agent for Exchange of Prisoners.