OFFICE COMMISSARY OF PRISONERS,
Louisville, Ky., April 1, 1865.
Respectfully returned to the Commissary-General of Prisoners, with the information that Colonel R. J. Breckinridge, Provisional Army, Confederate States of America, is held as a prisoner of war, and is so reported in five-days' report of February 28, 1865. He was forwarded to the State prison at Columbus, Ohio, February 27, 1865, by order of the Secretary of War, through Major-General Palmer, commanding Deparment of Kentucky.
CHAS. B. PRATT,
Captain and Commissary of Prisoners.
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, D. C., April 5, 1865.
Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War.
Attention is invited to the report of Captain Charles B. Pratt, commanding military prison, Louisville, Ky. Robert J. Breckinridge, colonel in the rebel Army, was captured in Woodford, Ky., February 22, 1865.
Bvt. Brigadier General, U. S. Army, Commissary-General of Prisoners.
In the absence of the general:
Major, Second Mass. Cav., Asst. to Com. General of Prisoners.
WAR DEPARTMENT, April 6, 1865.
Respectfully referred to the commissioner for the exchange of prisoners.
By order of the Secretary of War:
L. H. PELOUZE,
APRIL 7, 1865.
This application is creditable to the good feeling of the applicant, but the undersigned sees no reason for making this case exceptional in the treatment of it.
E. A. HITCHCOCK,
Major-General of Volunteers.
WASHINGTON, March 14, 1865.
Please inform me if your telegram of yesterday to the Secretary of War in reference to prisoners in irons applies to citizen prisoners.
Commissary-General of Prisoners.