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the prisoners, herewith inclosed, and which I trust may prove satisfactory.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. WALLACE,

Colonel Fifteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Commanding.

[Inclosure No. 1.]

CAMP CHASE, OHIO, December 22, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel A. H. POTEN, Commanding Prisons:

SIR: As per request I beg leave to report that I have under my care as surgeon, in prison No. 3, about 1,600 men. The sick during my attendance, two weeks, has averaged about 1 1/4 per cent. Their quarters are, by the aid of stoves, I think comfortable. They are well fed, some of them rather thinly clad, which I understand can be remedied on application to the proper authority. Their general health is good as could be expected under like circumstances.

Very respectfully submitted.

I. M. ABRAHAM,

Acting Assistant Surgeon.

[Inclosure No. 2.]

OFFICE PROVOST-MARSHAL OF PRISONERS, Camp Chase, Ohio, December 22, 1863.

Colonel WILLIAM WALLACE, Commanding Post:

COLONEL: In compliance with the instructions of Lieutenant-Colonel Poten, assistant commandant of prisons, we have the honor to submit the following report of issue of clothing to rebel prisoners at this post, made since the 30th of October, 1863, viz: Coats, 200; trousers, 506; shirts, 500; drawers, shoes, 560; socks,550; blankets, 900 - all of Government property. Besides these, during the short time 300 suits of clothing, sent by the friends of prisoners, have been issued also. There are now in the prison 3,100 good and some 400 worn and inferior blankets to 2,700 prisoners. One stove with cooking utensils is furnished to every twenty-two men, and all the wood required for the comfort of prisoners is regularly issued.

The prisoners are required to keep the prisons and their quarters clean and well policed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. L. HAMMON,

Invalid Corps,

S. B. BRIGHTMAN,

Lieutenant, Sixty-sixth Illinois,

Provost-Marshals of Prisons.

[Inclosure No. 3.]

Morning report of sick and wounded in prison hospital, Camp Chase, Ohio, for Wednesday, December 23, 1863.

George Moore, fever remit; private, Sixteenth Virginia Cavalry, Company C. M. W. White, rheumatism; citizen of Virginia.

Remaining at least report. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Discharged. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

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Remaining. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Number of attendants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

A. HOW,

Acting Steward.