War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0386 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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their escape. The daily guard occupy two two story block-house, which have loop-holes for musketry in upper stories, with in each a howitzer in the lower story, and cannot be taken by unarmed men. By the lake shore it is over 100 miles to the Detroit River, and it is idle to suppose the prisoners can travel to Canada by that troupe, and to go by water they must vessels at their command. With due vigilance on the part of the guard I do not think additional guard is necessary, but if the U. S. steamer Michigan can be in Sandusky Bay as well as at Erie her presence would prevent any thought of an attempt at escape. I have detailed instructions to the commanding officer to meet any contingency.

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

RICHMOND, October 16, 1863.

Brigadier General S. A. MEREDITH, Agent for Exchange:

SIR: If your experience is the same as mine, you have frequent applications for the delivery and exchange of private soldiers. If you will send to City Point Private C. T. Jenkins, Ninth Florida, now in Fort Warren; Henry C. Bradroed, Purcell Battery, a private captured at Gettysburg and not at Fort Delaware; Warner D. Goodman, a private, captured in Stafford county, October 8, 1863, and supposed to be in the Old Capitol Prison; A. S. Wilson, private First Virginia Cavalry, Company K, now at Fort McHenry; Private D. S. Doggett, captured 9th June, now at Point Lookout, his right arm amputated I will reciprocate and deliver to you an equal number of privates whom you may select.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, October 16, 1863.

Brigadier General S. A. MEREDITH, Agent of Exchange:

SIR: I will thank you to inform me as to the health and place of confinement of Colonel Ed. C. [James K.] Marshall, who was wounded and captured at Gettysburg. He belongs to the Fifty-second North Carolina Regiment. Will you also inform me what is the situation and condition of Major - General Timble, who was captured at Gettysburg? It is aid he is closely confined. Is this so? Are

there any charges against him? Does he stand in any different position from that of our other officers? I am informed that Mr. Alfred Stanly is confined in the common jail at Washington, N. C. Will you let me know for what reason he is confined?

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

RICHMOND, October 16, 1863.

Brigadier General S. A. MEREDITH, Agent of Exchange:

SIR: I have already informed you both by letter and in personal interview that I would agree to any reciprocal arrangement by which