War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0962 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Temporarily at Goldsborough, N. C., February 16, 1864.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General C. S. Army:

SIR: I have the honor to inclose copies of correspondence between General Peck, U. S. Army, and myself. * I respectfully ask that all the prisoners captured in this department within the last few weeks may be held liable to my order, or, if it should be preferable to the Department, that they be returned to my custody.

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

G. E. PICKETT,

Major-General, Commanding.

Brigadier General John H. Winder asks if any arrangement has been made by the agents of exchange by which prisoners of war are allowed to receive sums of money. +

[Indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 16, 1864.

Respectfully returned to Brigadier-General Winder.

Such has been my understanding all the time, and such I am sure is the understanding of the Federal authorities. I am satisfied that the money sent from this side reaches its proper destination.

[RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.]

CAMP SUMTER, Andersonville, February 16, 1864.

Mr. WILLIAM HOPKINS:

SIR: You will proceed without delay to Cartersville, Ga., and purchase for this department six 100 gallon iron kettles, suitable for boiling meats for prisoners at this post.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. WINDER,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

[FEBRUARY 16-17, 1864. - For Pickett to Peck, relative to the execution of certain prisoners belonging to the Second North Carolina Regiment (Union), see Series I, Vol. XXXIII, pp. 867, 868.]

[FEBRUARY 17, 1864. - For Butler to Peck, in reference to the treatment by General Pickett of certain members of the Second North Carolina (Union) Regiment, threatening retaliation, &c., see Series I, Vol. XXXIII, p. 569.]

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, February 17, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN,

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

COLONEL: Your letter of inquiry of 4th instant in relation to the

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* See Peck to Pickett, February 11, and Pickett's reply, February 16, Series I, Vol. XXXIII, pp. 866, 867.

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+ Winder's letter not found.