War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0459 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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where captured, and especially when and where "paroled, released, or exchanged."

I have already telegraphed you about Captain Rutherford. I hope deliveries have been made somewhere before this. I hope still more that the matter has not been involved in either such confusion or irregularity as will prevent our claim to a full and accurate count. Grant is for the whole delivery at Mobile, with a stipulation that if the prisoners were captured en route they would count as if they had been delivered at Mobile. I am not entirely certain that the Federal authorities will countenance a delivery elsewhere. The agreement at least should be precise and full.

I cannot at this point conceive why Generals Taylor and Maury, with this understanding with General Grant, refused to allow the delivery at Mobile. Perhaps there may have been valid reasons, however. Let me hear from you as soon as possible.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Shreveport, La., March 31, 1865.

Colonel IG. SZYMANSKI,

Agent of Exchange, Trans-Mississippi Department:

SIR: Learning that the C. S. prisoners have left Johnson's Island, I have the honor to request that you sell the fifty bales of cotton, placed in your custody for the benefit of Louisiana prisoners of war, in New Orleans for Federal currency, and retain in your hands the proceeds of the sales until you can ascertain where the Louisiana prisoners are now stationed and how the donation can be transmitted to them.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

HENRY W. ALLEN,

Governor of Louisiana.

Consolidated return for C. S. military prison, Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Ga., for the month of March, 1865.

Prisoners on hand on the 1st day of March, 1865:

In camp ....................................... 4,473

In hospital ................................... 1,378

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5,851

Prisoners received from various places during March .. 139

Recaptured ........................................... 3

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Total ................................................ 5,993

Prisoners died during the month of March....... 118

Escaped ....................................... 2

Sent to other posts ........................... 1

Paroled, exchanged, &c......................... 2,553

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2,674

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Total on hand ........................................ 3,319

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Of which there are--

In camp .............................................. 3,056

In hospital .......................................... 263

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3,319

H. WIRZ,

Captain, Commanding Prison.

Captain W. S. WINDER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Salisbury, N. C.