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GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR. DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 46.

Washington, March 21, 1865.

All citizens held as prisoners under parole from the rebel authorities delivered to the U. S. authorities at whatever place on or before the 15th day of March, 1865, are declared from such parole.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR. DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 47.

Washington, March 21, 1865.

Exchanged officers and men to report at parole depots.

I. Officers and enlisted men whose exchange is announced in General Orders, Numbers 40, who are on leave of absence, or may be hereafter granted leave, will, no the expiration of their leaves, report at the designated parole depots, preparatory to being forwarded to their respective commands.

II. Commanders of parole depots will forward exchanged officers and men as they assemble at the depots as rapidly as possible to the armies to which they belong.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, March 21, 1865-8 p. m.

Brigadier-General HOFFMAN, Washington:

You may reduce the number of prisoners forwarded here for delivery to 2,000 per week until further notice.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., March 21, 1865.

Brigadier-General MULFORD:

(Care General Ould.)

Have you information yet of our prisoners in the West being relieved? I have no information of any being sent by the way of Easport or the Mississippi River, except form the west bank. Only newspaper report of these.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

VARINA, VA., March 21, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT, City Point, Va.:

I have no information on the subject of deliveries in the West. Mr. Ould informed me some time since that he had dispatched agents from Richmond to the different point where our prisoners were held, with full power and instructions to deliver all prisoners in the shortest time possible. He informed me two days since that all communication with