War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0898 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA,

Fort Monroe, Va., February 1, 1864.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: Will you have sent me, among the first officers forwarded, Ambrose R. Woodroof, second lieutenant of Thomas J. Kirkpatrick's company, Nelson's battalion light artillery, Ewell's corps, of Northern Virginia? I want him for special exchange.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C., February 1, 1864.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

SIR: I will thank you for a statement of the number of Federal prisoners of war delivered by the rebel agent of exchange at City Point since the last declaration of exchange by General Meredith, and to what period that declaration extended.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. A. HITCHCOCK,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commissioner of Exchange.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., February 1, 1864.

Major-General HITCHCOCK, Commissioner of Exchange:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose a memorandum of the Federal prisoners of war and citizens paroled at City Point since the 1st of September, 1863, up to which time is covered by the last declaration of exchange. See General Orders, Numbers 339, herewith inclosed. *

Very respectfully,

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

[Inclosure.]

Statement accompanying the note of Colonel Hoffman of the 1st of February, 1864, addressed to General Hitchcock.

Abstract of Federal troops paroled at City Point, Va., since September 1, 1863.

Cap Lie Non-co Total-

Date. tai ute Citi missio Priva- value

ns. nan zens ned of tes. in pri

ts. ficers vates.

September 23, 1863. -- -- 70 175 561 911

September 29, 1863. -- -- 4 110 498 718

October 28, 1863. -- -- 6 30 154 214

November 17, 1863. -- -- 6 78 271 427

December 9, 1863. -- -- ---

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2 2

December 28, 1863. 1 2 1 119 397 649

Total. 1 2 87 512 1,883 2,921

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*See October 16, p. 383.

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