War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0119 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., July 15, 1863.

Brigadier General A. SCHOEPF,

Commanding Fort Delaware, Del.:

GENERAL: By direction of the Secretary of War, you will please order to the depot on Johnson's Island, near Sandusky, Ohio, under a suitable guard, the rebel officers now held at Fort Delaware as prisoners of war. A roll of them has just been received at this office, and it will only be necessary to report here the names of those who are not sent, or may have been otherwise disposed of. Please notify the commanding officer at Johnson's Island of the day of their departure. You will also please order the sick and wounded who cannot be conveniently provided for in your hospital to the general hospital at Chester, Pa., which has been designated by the Surgeon-General for their reception.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., July 15, 1863.

Brigadier General W. A. HAMMOND,

Surgeon-General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: The Secretary of War directs that until the hospital for prisoners of war is erected at Fort Delaware the sick and wounded who are now there and cannot be conveniently provided for the transferred to the nearest hospital where they can be received. Will you please designate the hospital to which they may be sent and give the necessary instructions for their reception?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., July 15, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel W. H. LUDLOW,

Agent for Exchange of Prisoners, Fort Monroe, Va.:

COLONEL: Your letter of the 13th instant is just received, and in part I have replied to it by telegram. The roll of paroled prisoners to which Mr. Fox refers as having been sent to me was forwarded to you in my letter of the 26th ultimo. Before delivering you my letter of the 20th May, inclosing orders on the subject of paroles, I consulted the General-in-Chief as to the application of these orders, and he decided that paroles then existing given since the publication of General Orders, No. 49, in violation of its provisions, should not be recognized except under some peculiar circumstances. (See my letter of the 9th of June). I inclose herewith the list of men captured and paroled by General Stoneman's command, referred to in that letter. I understand your letter to cover a little wider ground; that is, all paroles taken or given before the 22nd May, properly authenticated, will be recognized for exchange. The roll of paroled rebels received from the Navy Department and that from General Stoneman are the only rolls of the kind I have received.