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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, D. C., June 6, 1863.

Colonel HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

COLONEL: Copy of the following telegram is respectfully furnished for your information:

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 5, 1863.

Major-General SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis:

At the present time citizen prisoners cannot be conveniently sent through Fortress Monroe.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

[H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.]

MURFREESBOROUGH, June 6, 1863.

Major-General HALLECK:

Your orders in regard to exchanged prisoners have not been complied with in the case of Coburn's brigade. It is now six weeks since they were exchange and nothing has been heard from them.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 253.

Washington, June 6, 1863.

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XV. First Lieutenant G. S. Carpenter, Eighteenth U. S. Infantry, will report in person without delay to Colonel William Hoffman, Third U. S. Infantry, commissary-general of prisoners, for duty in his office in this city.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE OHIO, Numbers 95.

Cincinnati, Ohio, June 6, 1863.

I. The following officers and men have been declared by the commissary-general of prisoners duly exchanged as prisoners of war since the announcement in General Orders, Numbers 60, current series, from these headquarters. *

II. All prisoners exchanged by the above will at once proceed to join their regiments. The commanding officers at depots of prisoners will organize the enlisted men into detachments and send them under the proper officers to their regiments. The Quartermaster's Department will furnish the necessary transportation.

III. Prisoners belonging to regiments out of this department will hold themselves in readiness to join as soon as the proper arrangements shall be made.

By command of Major-General Burnside:

LEWIS RICHMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*Schedule omitted here; see Ludlow to Thomas, May 30, p. 721.

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