War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0172 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE,ETC.

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[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, February 14, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded to the Adjutant-General of the Army for information and actin of War Department,with copy of letter to General Hood from the general commanding inclosed.*

GEO. H. THOMAS,

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

AUGUSTA, February 2, 1865.

General S. COOPER, Adjutant and Inspector General:

Prisoners of war at Florence should be sent at once to Southwest Georgia, or in its vicinity, where they may be fed.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

[First indorsement.]

Respectfully submitted to the Honorable Secretary of War.

JOHN W. RIELY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 3, 1865.

ADJUTANT- GENERAL:

Advise General Winder as to this opinion and submit it to his judgment, informing him that the Department inclines to adopt the view.

J. A. S.

[Third indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 4, 1865.

See telegram to Brigadier-General Winder.+

RIELY.

HDQRS. C. S. MIL. PRISONS EAST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER,

Columbia, S. C., February 2, 1865.

Captain H. A. M. HENDERSON, Cahaba, Ala.:

CAPTAIN: Your letter of January 13 has been received, and I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that the Federal money in your hands you will hold subject to the order of the Quartermaster- General or his authorized agent. I shall notify Captain C. Morfit, assistant quartermaster at Richmond, that you have that amount. He has charge of all these moneys. The Government pay five for one, that ration having been fixed by the Quartermaster- General. When the quartermaster pays for the greenbacks yo can pay yourself for what you have advanced, for that money then becomes the property of the prisoners.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. S. WINDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. C. S. MIL. PRISONS EAST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER,

Columbia, S. C., February 2, 1865.

Captain C. MORFIT, Assistant Quartermaster, Richmond, Va.:

CAPTAIN: Captain H. A. M,. Henderson, late commanding the prison at Cahaba, Ala., informs me that he has $700 U. S. Treasury notes

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*See Thomas to Hood, January 13, p. 64.

+See p. 181.

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