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arranged when the camp has again become quiet. The hospital and its accessories will, I think, by my return visit, be all that is necessary, and by that time the camp will be all that can be expected with the very lax discipline now enforced in the garrison. I have satisfied myself that every precaution possible is taken against the spreading of small pox. Vaccination is thoroughly enforced, the pest house is outside the limits of the general camp, and its management is all that can be wished.

A. M. CLARK,

Surgeon and Acting Medical Inspector of Prisoners of War.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., February 2, 1864.

Colonel P. A. PORTER,

Commanding Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md.:

COLONEL: By direction of His Excellency the President you will please forward Lieutenant T. J. Hall, adjutant Thirty-seventh Virginia Cavalry, a prisoner of war at Fort McHenry;, top Fort Monroe, where he will be delivered to Major-general Butler, commissioner for exchange. Mr. I. W. Monfort, military agent for Indiana, will take charge of Lieutenant Hall.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA OFFICE COMMISSIONER FOR EXCHANGE,

Fort Montroe, Va., February 2, 1864.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN,

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

SIR: The commanding general directed me to request that you will inform him on what grounds Surgeon Wright, of the rebel army, is detained in prison at Saint Louis.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. F. PUFFER,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

[Indorsement.]

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, February 9, 1864.

Respectfully returned to Major General B. F. Butler, commissioner for exchange.

W. S. Wright, surgeon Mitchell's regiment, was captured in Saint Louis County, Mo., February 11, 1863; was transferred from Saint Louis to Alton June 6, 1863; sentenced to be shot to death at such time and place as the major-General commanding Department of the Missouri may direct. General Order 39, Department of the Missouri.

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.