War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 0966 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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orders bearing on duties of officers in Quartermaster's Department from the Adjutant-General's Office.

Captain W. S. Winder desires me to state for him that Colonel Persons has just informed him that he will not have more than 100 men altogether in his command, and that those of his command who have arrived at this post as guards are without guns.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. B. WINDER,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., February 18, 1864.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: The Secretary of War directs that the following-named officers of the Army, now in this city, who have recently escaped from Richmond, where they were held as prisoners of war, be ordered to join their respective commands, with authority to delay on the route thirty days, viz:

Colonel W. B. McCreery, Twenty-first Michigan Infantry; Colonel W. P. Kendrick, Third West Tennessee Cavalry; Lieutenant Colonel Alex. von Mitzel, Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel J. F. Boyd, quartermaster of volunteers; Lieutenant Colonel George G. DAvis, Fourth Maine Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel T. S. West, Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel H. C. Hobart, Twenty-first Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; Major J. P. Collins, Twenty-ninth Indiana Infantry; Major G. W. Fitzsimmons, Thirtieth Indiana Volunteers; Captain J. F. Gallaher, Company B, Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry; Captain Matt. Boyd, Seventy-third Indiana; Captain A. G. Hamilton, Company A, Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry; Captain I. N. Johnston, Company H, Sixth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry; Captain W. S. B. Randall, Company C, Second Ohio Infantry; Captain Michael Gallagher, Second New Jersey Cavalry; Captain Morton Tower, Thirteenth Massachusetts Volunteers; Captain D. J. Jones, Company D, First Kentucky Infantry; Captain G. C. Rose, Fourth Missouri Cavalry; Captain T. Clark, Seventy-ninth Illinois Infantry; First Lieutenant Albert Wallber, Twenty-sixth Wisconsin; First Lieutenant John C. Fislar, Seventh Indiana Battery; First Lieutenant William Reynolds, Seventy-third Indiana Volunteers; Lieutenant James M. Wells, Company F, Eighth Michigan Volunteer Cavalry; Lieutenant L. P. Williams, Seventy-third Indiana Volunteers; Lieutenant N. S. McKeen, Company H, Twenty-first Illinois; Lieutenant R. Y. Bradford, Company E, Second West Tennessee Cavalry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Columbus, Ohio, February 18, 1864.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN,

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

COLONEL: I have the honor to ask for instructions in relation to authorizing the sale of articles by the sutler to prisoners of war now held in the prison at this post. I find on record your order to Colonel Wallace directing him to continue the sutler to the sale of the following-