War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0782 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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7. Do you draw rations regularly or not?

Rations issued regularly.

8. What is the quality of rations drawn?

The beef received is the inferior portion of beef; bacon good; others are second and third rate.

9. How do the number of rations ordered compare with the number reported by you "for duty" and " sick in quarters?"

We draw rations for all men I report for duty.

10. Is there, to your knowledge, any defect in the amount of rations issued by the post commissary, taking the order as a basis?

The spring-balance reduces the weight of the rations received at the commissary about one-quarter; the weighed bacon by these is from one-half to three-quarters pound, the beef three-quarters.

11. Do your men receive prompt medical attendance when reported sick?

The sick receive very prompt attention.

H. K. HAY,

Sergeant-Major Sixth Kentucky.

Sergeant-major Seventh Kentucky, please answer in writing on the intervening space the following questions:

1. How many men have you in your squad?

Two hundred and sixty-eight.

2. How many of these are now sick in hospital, detached, and in confinement?

Seven in hospital, seven detached, one confined.

3. How many are there for whom you draw rations?

Two hundred and forty-five.

4. Are there bunks for all men now in your quarters; if not, how many need bunks?

All have bunks.

5. How many blankets, quilts, and comforts have you in your squad?

Two hundred and fifty.

6. About how much clothing has your squad received since it came to this camp?

I have received 200 suits of clothes.

7. Do you draw rations regularly or not?

I draw quite punctually.

8. What is the quality of rations drawn?

Beef quite inferior, flour good, meal ordinary, coffee, lately, good; sugar good, bacon, good usually, bad.

9. How do the number of rations ordered compare with the number of men reported by you "for duty" and 'sick in quarters?"

Nine rations deficient.