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part of officers charged with moving prisoners of war from Columbia, Florence, and other points to Richmond and to Wilmington. I also request that Captain Smith be allowed to take as clerk Private J. P. Alvey, Second Maryland Regiment, light-duty man, and that the actual expenses of Captain Smith and clerk while on this duty be paid.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. M. GARDNER,

Brigadier-General.

[First indorsement.]

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

March 11, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Lieutenant General R. S. Ewell, commanding, &c.

By order of Adjutant and Inspector General:

JNO WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, March 11, 1865.

Respectfully returned.

This officer can be spared from this department.

R. S. EWELL,

Lieutenant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, D. C., March 8, 1865 - 1 p. m.

Major-General THOMAS, Nashville:

The Secretary of War directs me to say, in answer to yours of February 28, that you are authorized to determine what persons shall be permitted to take the oath of allegiance under the amnesty proclamation within your command. If improper persons have been permitted to take it, you need not recognie such action, but may remove them beyond your lines.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

CITY POINT, VA., March 8, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners:

Please have General Trimble sent here for exchange.

U. G. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAMP CHASE, OHIO, March 8, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington City, D. C.:

GENERAL: Your telegram of the 7th instant in regard to transportation furnished to discharged prisoners of war was received this afternoon, and I must confess surprised me very much. I find, upon