Respectfully referred to headquarters.
The only complaint Johnson makes is that his diet is not as good as he desires, and says he has no other complaint to make.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
G. W. ALEXANDER,
Assistant Adjutant-General and Assistant Provost-Marshal.
OFFICE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS,
Richmond, Va., September 21, 1863.
Respectfully returned to Brigadier General S. A. Meredith, agent for exchange of prisoners.
I am perfectly satisfied, from diligent inquiry, that there is no foundation for the charge that Johnson's treatment has been "horrible," or in any manner has been different from that of other prisoners confined at Castle Thunder. I refer you to Rev. Mr. Scandlin for the facts in this regard, as stated by Johnson himself.
Agent of Exchange.
OFFICE COMMISSIONER FOR EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS,
Fort Monroe, Va., September 23, 1863.
Respectfully returned to Colonel William Hoffman, Commissary-General of Prisoners, and refer him to above indorsement of R. Ould, rebel agent of exchange.
S. A. MEREDITH,
Brigadier-General and Commissioner for Exchange.
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, D. C., September 16, 1863.
Surg. EBENEZER SWIFT, U. S. General Hospital, Chester, Pa.:
SIR: I am directed by the Commissary-General of Prisoners to request that when prisoners are sent for delivery none will be sent who have or are about making application to be released on taking the oath of allegiance until their cases are first submitted to him for decision.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. T. HARTZ,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
(Same to Surg. J. Simons, De Camp General Hospital, Davids Island, N. Y. Harbor, N. Y.)
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 123.
Richmond, September 16, 1863.
The following order is published for the information of all concerned:
Exchange Notice Numbers 6.
RICHMOND, September 12, 1863.
The following Confederate officers and men captured at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863, and subsequently paroled, have been duly exchanged, and are hereby so declared:
1. The officers and men of General C. L. Stevenson's division.
2. The officers and men of General Bowen's division.