War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0138 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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[First indorsement.]

COLUMBIA, S. C., January 28, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Adjutant and Inspector General and attention asked to report on Subsistence Department.

The ration to prisoners is very small and insufficient. Great inconvenience is felt from not having an assistant commissary of subsistence to the prisons. I find that where we have to depend upon the staff officers of the posts we can get nothing but what is forced out of them.

JNO H. WINDER,

Brigadier - General.

[Second indorsement.]

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

February 2, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Adjutant and Inspector General.

It is quite probable that the assignment of commissary may be the means of bettering the condition of the prisoners at Florence, S. C.

R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General.

[Third indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 2, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Commissary - General for his consideration in connection with the telegram of General Winder, a copy of which was furnished the Subsistence Bureau.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN W. RIELY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant - General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

SUBSISTENCE BUREAU, February 4, 1865.

Respectfully returned to Adjutant and Inspector General.

Unless more money is furnished the bureau it will be impossible to continue to issue the present ration to prisoners of war, much less to increase it.

L. B. NORTHROP,

Commissary - General.

[Fifth indorsement.]

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

February 9, 1865.

Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

[Sixth indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 14, 1865.

Respectfully referred for the information of the Honorable Secretary of the Treasury.

By order:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.