War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0035 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS FORT WARREN,

Boston Harbor, January 7, 1865.

Major A. A. GIBSON, Commanding Fort Warren:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following inspection report of the condition of prisoners of war at this station for the week ending Saturday, January 7, 1865:

Conduct-orderly. Cleanliness-satisfactory. Clothing-in as good order as the limited allowance will permit. Bedding-generally in good order. State of quarters-neat and clean. State of mess-houses-well conducted. State of kitchen-clean and well conducted. Food, quality of-good. Food, quantity of-the full allowance. Water-good. Sinks-in good order. Police of grounds-every morning. Drainage-good. Police of hospital-no special hospital for prisoners. Attendance of sick-regular. Hospital diet-good. General health of prisoners-good. Vigilance of guard-satisfactory.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. WOODMAN,

First Lieutenant, First Batt. Mass. Vol. Artillery, Inspecting Officer.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY COMMANDER,

Louisville, Ky., January 7, 1865.

Captain S. E. JONES,

Additional Aide-de-Camp and Asst. Com. General Prisoners of War:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following inspection report of the condition of the prisoners of war at this station for the week ending January 7, 1865:

Conduct-good. Cleanliness-clean. Clothing-Confederate, good. Bedding-Government blankets. State of quarters-clean. State of mess-houses-clean. State of kitchen-clean. Food, quality of-good. Food, quantity of-full prison ration. Water-sufficient. Sinks-clean. Police of grounds-good. Drainage-sufficient. Police of hospital-good. Attendance of sick-Confederate nurses. Hospital diet-prison ration. General health of prisoners-good. Vigilance of guard-good.

Remarks and suggestions.-I carefully inspected the military prison, prison hospital, and quarters occupied by the guards and found them clean and in good order with the exception of the quarters occupied by the guards. There is not a sufficient number of guards to keep the number of prisoners that are confined in prison safe, and would suggest, if consistent, to have a regiment raised for the purpose of guarding the different prisons at this post.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. B. FOLSOM,

101st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Inspecting Officer.

6. Mulford to Hitchcock, August 23, 1864; 7. Pavey to Trumbull, June 5, 1864; 8. Hitchcock to Hoffman, June 25, 1864; 9. Hoffman to Hitchcock, July 30, 1864; 10. Dickson to Chase, June 8, 1864; 11. Hitchcock to Butler, August 1, 1864; 12. Hitchcock to Mulford, September 3, 1864; 13. Hitchcock to Hoffman, September 3, 1864; 14. Butler to Stanton, September 18, 1864; 15. Hitchcock to Mulford, September 19, 1864; 16. Statement of Michael Hoare, December 5, 1864; 17. Indorsement of Wesells on Hoare, December 8, 1864; all in Vol. VII, this series, pp. 148,522,223, 615 (Nos. 4 and 5), 672,197,412,512,211, 519,715,714,839,842, 1190, 1191, respectively; 18. Hassaurek to the President, January 6, 1865 p.28, ante.