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OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

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

Major W. S. PIERSON,

Commanding Depot Prisoners of War, Sandusky, Ohio.

MAJOR: You are authorized to permit the Rev. R. A. Sidley to visit the prisoners in your charge if they desire it, provided he is willing first to take the oath of allegiance. Of course the visits should be made under proper restrictions.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

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

Captain H. B. TODD, Provost-Marshal, Washington, D. C.

CAPTAIN: I am directed by the commissary-general of prisoners to inform you that Mosby's men, confined at the Old Capitol Prison, will be sent for exchange.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. T. HARTZ,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

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

Mr. W. P. WOOD,

Superintendent of Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D. C.

SIR: I am directed by the commissary-general of prisoners to inform you that Mosby's men, now confined at the Old Capitol, will be sent for exchange. You are requested therefore to have their names put on the rolls to be sent.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. T. HARTZ,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEYMOUR, IND., May 19, 1863.

Major-General BURNSIDE, Cincinnati:

Everything arranged agreeably to your wishes; plan number one preferred and immediate action advised. I am delayed here by a train off the track; shall be in Cincinnati by 2 o'clock.

CHAS. G. LORING.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT, NO. 223.

Washington, May 19, 1863.

The President directs that the military order requiring the removal of Colonel Churchill from Saint Louis beyond the U. S. lines be so modified that Colonel Churchill may be allowed to reside at Louisville