War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0226 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. PRISONERS IN SOUTH CAROLINA,

Numbers 32.

Columbia, S. C., February 14, 1865.

I. Captain William G. Barth, assistant adjutant-general, will proceed immediately to Abbeville, S. C., to make arrangements for the removal of 5,000 Federal prisoners and their guards to that point. He will select a suitable location for a prison near Cokesbury and make arrangements for the supply of the prisoners on their arrival there. Private William Rogers will accompany Captain Barth. The quartermaster's department will furnish the transportation.

By order of Colonel H. Forno, commanding:

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, February 14, 1865.

General R. E. LEE, Petersburg:

The prisoners should not be stationed here for any length of time.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 15, 1865-8.30 p. m.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

Will you please have Commodore Buchanan sent here for exchange? We will be able to release some of our sailors from Southern prisoners with him.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

[Indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 16, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General Hoffman will carry out General Grant's request.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., February 15, 1865.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

The rebel agent of exchange says he understands that Campbell, Marr, and others are still in irons at Johnson's Island. Will you please direct General Hoffman to furnish me a list of rebel prisoners who are still so confined, and under what orders, so that I may know whether such complaints are well founded?

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

[First indorsement.]

FEBRUARY 15, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Brevet Brigadier-General Hoffman for report.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.