War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0704 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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[First indorsement.]

MEDICAL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE, Baltimore, November 10, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded to Colonel Hoffman, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

As over 300 deaths occurred among the prisoners in the month of September and 377 during the month of October, making a total of over 10 per cent. of the number of prisoners at the fort, it is especially urged on the ground of humanity that the suggestion of Doctor Silliman be acted upon at the earliest possible moment, and that sufficient accommodation be furnished for those patients with contagious diseases at a remote point from the fort.

GEO. SUCKLEY,

Surgeon, U. S. Volunteers, and Acting Medical Director.

[Second indorsement.]

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS, November 12, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Colonel J. K. Barnes, acting surgeon-general, for his vies.

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

[Third indorsement.]

SURGEON-GENERAL'S OFFICE, November 12, 1863.

The erection of hospital tents on opposite shore is approved and respectfully recommended.

JOS. K. BARNES,

Acting Surgeon-General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS, November 30, 1863.

Respectfully referred to the Secretary of War, with the recommendation that authority be given to rent a piece of ground on the New Jersey side on which to establish a smallpox hospital and that a smallpox hospital capable of receiving 100 patients be erected, to be paid for out of the prison fund.

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

[Fifth indorsement.]

NOVEMBER 30, 1863.

The erection of a smallpox hospital is authorized, and if the ground cannot be rented on reasonable terms its seizure and occupation is directed.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, Va., December 14, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN H. WINDER:

GENERAL: You will dispose of prisoners named below, embraced in Report, No. 146, of Major I. H. Carrington, indicated, viz: Joseph A. Marm, William Tennant, John E. Tennant; send to conscript camp.