War of the Rebellion: Serial 119 Page 1052 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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Number treated, number of deaths, and ratio of deaths at C. S. military prison hospital from September, 1862, to February, 1864, inclusive.

Number Number Ratio.

Month. treated of

deaths

1862

September 1,743 62 3. 55

October 240 6 2. 50

November 130 3 2. 30

December 256 39 15. 23

1863

January 358 39 10. 89

February 108 17 15. 74

March 156 17 10. 89

April 213 9 4. 22

May 210 3 1. 42

June 170 2 1. 19

July 233 12 5. 15

August 247 6 2. 43

September 256 28 10. 93

October 1,139 115 10. 09

November 2,208 346 15. 67

December 2,217 325 14. 65

1864

January 1,706 311 10. 82

February 2,180 524 24. 03

By order of medical director:

R. S. J. PEEBLES,

Surgeon, Provisional Army, C. S.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HOUSTON, Numbers 74.

March 14, 1864.

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IX. Lieutenant Thomas E. Sneed, Thirty-third Texas Cavalry, commanding Post San Antonio, will take necessary steps at once to securely guard the political prisoners, Peebles, Baldwin, Zinke, Hillebrand, and Zeeliger, until returned by the supreme court at Austin, Tex., against an attack or forcible seizure of them by an irrepressible mob. He will be held personally responsible for the safety of them, and to enable him to fully execute this order he will call upon Colonel Ford, or any commanding officer, for the necessary guard.

The commanding officer at Austin will take necessary steps for the execution of this order to the letter, as they must be protected at all hazards.

L. G. ALDRICH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, D. C., March 15, 1864.

Honorable JOHN A. ANDREW, Governor of Massachusetts:

Can you place in workhouse a number of female prisoners held by order of the War Department? All necessary charges will be paid.

C. S. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War.