War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0439 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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of all prisoners captured by us should be furnished and also full lists of all prisoners exchanged, both Federal and rebel. The original rolls delivered by the enemy with paroled prisoners, which must be the guide in effecting exchanges, should be sent to this office. It is desirable that the blanks provided by this office should be used, because the headings suggest the information required, and by using them the omission of any item will be less likely to occur. May I request, general, that you will give the necessary orders to insure that the instructions which have been given in relation to reporting prisoners of war may be fully carried out.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Bvt. Brigadier General, U. S. Army, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

RICHMOND, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN E. MULFORD, Assistant Agent of Exchange:

SIR: I have delivered to you all the officers and crews of vessels belonging to the merchant or transport service of the United States, including even those who were engaged in private trade. I have also delivered all parties who were found on such vessels, whether they were supercargoes or passengers. As yet I have received none of the same class, of which there are many in your prisons. I respectfully call your attention to this fact, that you may depot speedy measures for the delivery of the parties named.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

RICHMOND, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN E. MULFORD, Assistant Agent of Exchange:

SIR: Colonel R. J. Breckinridge, a regularly commissioned officer of the Confederate service, and who at the time of his capture was acting under orders, is confined in the penitentiary at Columbus, Ohio, in a cell. He was forwarded from the military prison at Louisville to Columbus a short time ago.

Will you inform me why our officers are treated in this manner, and whether it is the intention of your authorities to inflict upon Colonel Breackinridge a felon's punishment?

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

RICHMOND, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN E. MULFORD, Assistant Agent of Exchange:

SIR: I again call your attention to the case of Colonel John H. Winston, a Confederate officer, who has been sentenced to ten years' imprisonment at Alton with hard labor and ball and chain. No response has been made to the three letter which I have heretofore written in relation to his case. I hope I am not unreasonable in requesting a reply. He has already served out fifteen months of the sentence. If any officer comes