War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0105 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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EASTPORT, MISS., January 21, 1865.

Brigadier - General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:

General Grander telegraphs me from Decatur that Roddey proposes to exchange with him one office and thirty - one men of our army for a like number of his command now in our hands. I would recommend that the proposition be accepted, and that you send to General Granger at Decatur, Ala., the men of Roddey's command asked for.


Major - General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.


Boston Harbor, January 21, 1865.

Major H. A. ALLEN, Commanding Fort Warren:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following inspection report of the condition of the prisoners of war at this station for the mask ending Saturday, January 21, 1865:

Conduct - orderly. Cleanliness - satisfactory. Clothing - in as good order as the limited allowance will permit. Bedding - in good order. State of quarters - neat and well policed. States of mess house - neat and clean. State of kitchen - neat and clean. food. quality of - good. Food, quantity of - the full allowance. Water - good. Sinks - in good order. Police of grounds - once every day. Drainage - excellent. Police of hospital - no special hospital for prisoners. Attendance of sick - regular. Hospital diet - as ordered by the surgeon General health of prisoners - good. Vigilance of guard - satisfactory.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant, First Batt. Mass. Vol. Arty., and Inspector Officer.


Baltimore, Md., January 21, 1865.

Surg. A. CHAPEL, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding Hospital:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following inspector report of the condition of the prisoners of war at this station for the week ending January 21, 1865:

Conduct - good. Cleanliness - good. Clothing - sufficient. Bedding - good. State of quarters - good. State of mess-house - good. State of kitchen - good. Food. quality of - excellent. Food, quantity of - sufficient. Water - good. Sinks - good. Police of grounds - good. Drainage - good. Police of hospital - good. attendance of sick - excellent. Hospital diet - good. General health of prisoners - good as could be expected from the nature of their wounds and diseases. Vigilance of guard - good.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Second Lieutenant, Veteran Reserve Corps, and Inspecting Officer.


Elmira, N. Y., January 21, 1865.

Brigadier General H. W. WESSELLS,

Commissary - General of Prisoners:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 19th instant, calling attention to the fact that I have