War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0904 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

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

Brigadier General H. D. TERRY,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Sandusky, Ohio:

GENERAL: By authority of the War Department I have the honor to request that you will give the necessary orders for the transfer of Colonel R. H. Lee, now a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island, to Fort Monroe, where he will be delivered to Major-General Butler, commissioner for exchange.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 27.

New Orleans, February 1, 1864.

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Colonel Killborn, First New Orleans Volunteers, is hereby detailed for special duty as commissary of prisoners for this department, and will report to Brigadier-General Bowen, provost-marshal-general, for orders. Colonel Killborn will retain command of his regiment.

By command of Major-General Banks:

GEORGE B. DRAKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Colonel HOFFMAN:

SIR: Learning that I with two of my friends are confined in this prisoner under your charge as hostages for three negroes, captured in South Carolina, if it is allowed, it will afford me much pleasure to know at what time and place these negroes were captured, and if the United States Government will exchange us if these negroes are released by the Confederate Government. My reasons for wishing information on this point are that I may write to my friends and let them use their influence to effect this exchange. By giving me the necessary information you will much oblige,

Your obedient servant,

C. J. McDOWELL,

Company A, Second South Carolina Cavalry.

[First indorsement.]

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, February 3, 1864.

Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

[Second indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, February 15, 1864.

Respectfully-referred to the commissioner for the exchange of prisoners for remark.

By order of the Secretary of War:

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.