War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0255 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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[Inclosure Numbers 7.]

Consolidated return from C. S. military prison, Salisbury, N. C., for 1865, from January 16 to 31, inclusive.

Date. Receive Recaptu Total Escaped Died. Sent to

d. red. receive . other

d. posts.

Jan. 2 ... 2 ... 26 3

16.

17. 1 ... 1 ... 16 ...

18. 29 6 35 ... 25 ...

19. 8 ... 8 ... 24 ...

20. ... 1 1 ... 15 ...

21. ... ... ... ... 18 ...

22. ... ... ... ... 15 ...

23. ... ... ... ... 20 ...

24. ... ... ... ... 14 ...

25. 4 ... 4 ... 17 ...

26. ... ... ... ... 38 ...

27. 1 ... 1 ... 31 ...

28. ... ... ... 8 28 1

29. 3 ... 3 ... 34 ...

30. ... ... ... ... 21 ...

31. 5 ... 5 ... 20 69

Date. Paroled Total In In Total Politic

, died, prison hospita on al

release escaped quarter l. hand. prisone

d, and, sent s. rs.

exchang off,

ed. paroled

,

release

d and

exch'd.

Jan. ... 29 5.706 538 6.244 152

16.

17. ... 16 5.688 541 6.229 150

18. 1 26 5.710 528 6.238 154

19. 1 25 5.677 544 6.221 153

20. ... 15 5.663 544 6.207 154

21. 3 21 5.642 544 6.186 153

22. 1 16 5.627 543 6.170 153

23. ... 20 5.606 544 6.150 151

24. ... 14 5.581 555 6.136 150

25. ... 17 5.568 555 6.123 150

26. ... 38 5.537 548 6.085 149

27. 3 34 5.505 547 6.052 149

28. ... 37 5.459 556 6.015 142

29. ... 34 5.430 554 5.984 142

30. ... 21 5.410 553 5.963 142

31. ... 89 5.232 538 5.870 142

Date. Convict Federal Prisone Negroes Free Total.

s. deserte rs of capture negroes

rs. war. d in .

arms.

Jan. 121 36 5.815 95 25 6.244

16.

17. 120 36 5.803 95 25 6.229

18. 142 35 5.787 95 25 6.238

19. 149 35 5.764 95 25 6.221

20. 149 35 5.749 95 25 6.207

21. 146 35 5.732 95 25 6.186

22. 145 35 5.717 95 25 6.170

23. 145 35 5.699 95 25 6.150

24. 145 35 5.686 95 25 6.136

25. 149 35 5.669 95 25 6.123

26. 149 35 5.632 95 25 6.085

27. 145 35 5.603 95 25 6.052

28. 144 35 5.574 95 25 6.015

29. 144 35 5.543 95 25 5.984

30. 144 35 5.522 95 25 5.963

31. 144 37 5.496 34 17 5.870

The sixty-nine mentioned under the head of 'sent to other posts" were negroes sent by order of Brigadier-General Winder, Commissary-General of Prisoners, to Camp Maxcy Gregg.

I certify that the above is a correct copy from the prison journal.

JNO H. GEE,

Major, Commanding Prison.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., February 18, 1865.

The PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE:

SIR: I have the honor to inform the Senate, in reply to its resolution of the 14th instant, that the judges of the circuit and district courts of the United States and of the District of Columbia have been furnished by the Judge-Advocate-General, by my direction, with a list of the names of the persons held as 'state or political prisoners or otherwise than as prisoners of war," in compliance with the second section of the act entitled "An act relating to habeas corpus and regulating judicial proceedings in certain cases," approved March 3, 1863.

Shortly after the passage of said act, viz, on the 23rd of March, 1863, Colonel Holt, Judge-Advocate-General, the chief law officer of the Department, was, by an order of that date, charged with the execution of the provisions of that act in the following instructions:

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, March 23, 1863.

Honorable J. HOLT, Judge-Advocate-General:

COLONEL: I beg you to direct your attention to the provisions of the late act of Congress requiring prisoners held under military authority to be released within a certain time, and to ask that proceedings may be taken against such as are not proper to be released, and that you will see that the provisions of that law are observed in regard to all persons held in military custody.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.