War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0790 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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Sergeant-major Arkansas Post prisoners, please answer in writing on the intervening space the following questions:

1. How many men have you in your squad?

One sergeant: musicians and privates, 30; detached, 12; in hospital, 2; aggregate, 45.

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

Two in hospital, detached twelve.

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

Thirty-one in barracks.

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

There are bunks for all the squad.

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

Blankets, 45; quilts, 8; total, 53.

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

This squad came here January 27, 1863; so I am unable to ascertain?

7. Do you draw rations regularly or not?

We do.

8. What is the quality of the ration drawn?

The rations are good.

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

The rations compare very well.

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

There is not, in my opinion.

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

They do.

HARRISON CHAMBERS.

Sergeant-major Barnes' battery, please answer in writing on the intervening space the following questions:

1. How many men have your in your squad?

Fifty men.

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

One sick in hospital, five detached to work.

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

Should draw for forty-four on the 25th instant.

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

There are bunks for all the men.

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

About sixty that are good.