War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0948 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS DIVISION, May 9, 1863.

Major A. S. PENDLETON, Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAJOR: I understand that a very great number of prisoners taken have on their knapsacks shelter-tents. These are beyond a doubt public property, having been issued to them by the United States Government. These things are very useful and I would respectfully suggest that steps be taken to secure them for our Government.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. HETH,

Brigadier-General.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SECOND ARMY CORPS, May 10, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded and recommended that the authorities in Richmond be written to secure these articles.

A. P. HILL,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Second indorsement.]

MAY 11, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier-General Winder. It is thought that nearly all the shelter-tents were secured before the prisoners were sent down.

By order of General Lee:

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF HENRICO,

Richmond, May 13, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Captain Turner, who will carry the suggestion of General Heth into execution. Please return this paper.

By order of General Winder:

J. W. PEGRAM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

C. S. MILITARY PRISON, May -, 1863.

Nearly all the shelter-tents had been taken from the prisoners before they reached this prison.

T. P. TURNER,

Captain, Commanding.

[Fifth indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF HENRICO,

Richmond, May 16, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded to Brigadier General R. H. Chilton, assistant adjutant and inspector general, with the remarks of Captain Turner.

JNO H. WINDER,

Brigadier-General.