War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0852 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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of salt beef on the 15th instant; 16th, 17th, and 18th instant no beef or substitute thereof furnished for prison subsistence.

I am, captain, your obedient servant,

SAML. BURNHAM,

Commissary-Sergeant.

To the best of my knowledge and belief the above is the signature of Samuel Burnham.

JNO H. WINDER,

Brigadier-General.

Statement of clothing issued to Federal prisoners of war at Richmond, Va., by a committee of officers of the U. S. Army, from November 10, 1863, to January 18, 1864.

Number Shoes. Socks. Drawers Pants.

of men

Belle Isle. 7,568 3,173 4,189 3,446 2,597

Smith Factory 802 502 748 726 311

Prison.

Scott's Factory 2,173 832 1,460 1,581 1,057

Prison.

Crew's Factory 944 54 692 670 299

Prison.

Pemberton Factory 1,421 357 1,152 1,083 490

Prison.

Hospital Numbers 560 13 387 344 168

21.

Hospital Numbers 354 3 194 195 116

22.

Hospital Numbers 339

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182 149 87

23.

Total enlisted men 14,161 4,934 9,004 8,194 5,125

Libby Prison

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9 35 32 335

(officers).

Total issued. 14,161 4,943 9,039 8,226 5,450

Transferred by

Captain C. McRae

Selph, C. S. Army,

to--

Danville, Va.

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2,500 2,000 1,800 1,850

Atlanta, Ga.

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75 50 75

Columbia, S. C.

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15 15 15

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2,500 2,090 1,865 1,940

On hand not issued

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11 137

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CONTINUATION:

Blouses Shirts Great- Blan- Caps.

coats. kets.

Belle Isle. 2,629 3,336 3,730 4,946 2,479

Smith Factory 354 489 35 745 378

Prison.

Scott's Factory 1,056 1,433 719 1,261 1,178

Prison.

Crew's Factory 284 452 365 482 279

Prison.

Pemberton Factory 396 874 1,014 392 398

Prison.

Hospital Numbers 123 316 248 186 91

21.

Hospital Numbers 86 190 225 142 109

22.

Hospital Numbers 56 133 223 117 74

23.

Total enlisted men 4,984 7,223 6,559 8,371 4,986

Libby Prison 151 53 374 116 42

(officers).

Total issued. 5,135 7,276 6,933 8,487 5,028

Transferred by

Captain C. McRae

Selph, C. S. Army,

to--

Danville, Va. 2,500 2,400 700 2,094 2,000

Atlanta, Ga. 60 60

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68 30

Columbia, S. C. 16 16 15 16 12

2,576 2,476 715 2,178 2,042

On hand not issued

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203

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400

NOTE. --Haversacks issued, 5,000; canteens issued, 2,991.

In the annexed* statement of clothing issued the "number of men" entered in the first column is the number of names on the sheets on which the issues were recorded. This does not indicate correctly the number of men in the different prisons, as all the prisoners from the Smith Factory Prison and a large number from the Scott Factory Prison were sent to Danville after the issue was made to them, and changes were constantly going on in the other prisons. Nor does the aggregate entered in this column indicate correctly the number of prisoners to which clothing has been issued. Prisoners were being transferred from Belle Isle and other prisons to the hospitals and returned from there to the prisons while the distribution of clothing was in progress. The same names would therefore frequently be entered on one or more sheets.

The accompanying sheet, being a copy of a portion of the sheet+ on which the issue to squad Numbers 21 and Belle Isle is recorded, will show the manner in which the issue was made.

The annexed* statement covers all issues of clothing made by the Commission, whether furnished by the United States Government, the

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*Foregoing.

+Omitted.

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