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GENERAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 29.

Richmond, March 5, 1864.

1. The following acts of Congress are published for the information of the Army:

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AN ACT to repeal certain portions of the act of May 21, 1861, relative to prisoners of war.

The Congress of the Confederate States of America do enact, That so much of the act of Congress passed May 21, 1861, as makes it the duty of the Quartermaster-General, under instructions issued by the War Department, to provide for the sustenance of prisoners of war, is hereby repealed, and hereafter that that duty shall devolve on the Commissary-General of Subsistence, and be discharged by him, subject to the provisions of the act referred to.

Approved February 17, 1864.

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By order:

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

[MARCH 5, 1864. -For Seddon to Lee, in relation to the treatment of the prisoners captured at the time Colonel Dahlgren was killed, see Series I, Vol. XXXIII, p. 218.]

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS, CAMP SUMTER, Numbers 1.

March 5, 1864.

It will be the duty of the officer of the day to furnish, upon the requisition of the quartermaster of the post, such detail of men as may be required for burying the dead.

A. W. PERSONS,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

NEAR POINT LOOKOUT, MD.,

On Board Steam-Tug Clyde, March 6 1864.

Captain A. J. PERRY,

Asst. Q. M., Quartermaster-General's Office, Clothing Branch:

CAPTAIN: Many of the rebel prisoners at Point Lookout wear new light blue uniform trousers. General Marston informs me that these have been sent to hi for issue instead of irregular clothing. This should be corrected and a supply of irregular and useless clothing sent here. If the pantaloons are exhausted, cut up the overcoats and make them into pantaloons.

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

VICKSBURG, March 6, 1864.

General FORCE, Commanding:

I am just up from New Orleans. General McPherson has submitted to me your dispatch as to Judge Sharkey. Tell Judge Sharkey the time has passed for any more half-way measures. Unless he takes the