War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0380 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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RICHMOND, March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, U. S. Army:

SIR: Lieutenant O. H. Lumpkin, Second Tennessee Cavalry, who was captured in Mississippi in April, 1863, and who was a prisoner at Johnson's Island for twenty months, was taken in handcuffs from the latter place on the 20th ultimo in charge of a detective officer and carried to Washington. He was seen by ne of our returned officers at Pittsburg on his way. Lieutenant Lumpkin was unable to ascertain the cause of this proceeding. It is said to have been done in pursuance of special orders from Washington. I will thank you for any information upon this subject. Will you not cause Lieutenant Lumpkin to be delivered to us?

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

RICHMOND, March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT, U. S. Army:

SIR: R. A. Blandford, a Confederate soldier, was captured a short time since in Kentucky while he was acting under written orders from General Lyon. He had those orders on his person when he was captured. He was carried to Lexington in irons and is now held there in close confinement. I will thank you to have him released and delivered to us.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

RICHMOND, March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN E. MULFORD, Assistant Agent of Exchange:

SIR: I again bring to your attention the case of the Honorable J. B. Heiskell. He is in close confinement in the penitentiary at Nashville, Tenn. It appears that he is held under the charge of treason against the United States. As we have released all political prisoners, I ask that he be discharged without any further delay. If it be the purpose of your authorities to keep him in prison, I will thank you to inform me why it is dne and what it is that so distinguishes him as to make him an exception in the rule you are applying to other political prisoners.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

HEADQUARTERS CAMP CHASE,

Near Columbus, Ohio, March 11, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General W. P. RICHARDSON, Commanding Post:

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following inspection report of the condition of the prisoners of war at this station for the week ending March 11, 1865:

Conduct - good. Cleanliness - fair. Clothing - sufficient. Bedding - good. State of quarters - improved. State of mess-houses - good. State of kitchen - good. Food, quality of - excellent. Food, quantity of - sufficient. Water - good and sufficient. Sinks - in good condition.