War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0660 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTETS FORT DELAWARE, DEL., June 20, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General WILLIAM HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to reprot that telegraphic orderss direct from the Secretary of War prohibit all communication with or between Colonels Lubbock and Johnston, either verbally or in writing, andd I will therefore hold the letter you inclosed to me on the 17th instant for delivery to Colonel Johnston, until you inform me whether I have misinterpreted the order, a copy of which I herewith inclose.*

I am, general, very respectfully,

A. SHCOEPF,

Brigadier-General.

DEPOT FOR PRISONERS OF WAR,

Hart'ss Islan, N. Y., June 20, 1865.

MEDICAL INSPECTOR-GENERAL U. S. ARMY:

COLONEL: I have just compelted the inspection at this depot, required by your order of June 17, respecting the cuases of mortality, &c., among the prisoners. The camp will be clearedd of priosners dduring the week, and as my report will necessarily be delayed in completion fora few days, I would respectfully recommedn that thosse remaining in hospital be transferred to Davids Island; that the hospital attendantss (whho are prisoners) may also be discharged. General Wessells informs me that he will require authority from the Commissary-General of Prisoners, also an order to the medicla director, to authorize the transfer.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. LYMAN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Medical Inspector, U. S. Army.

[First indorsement.]

MEDDICAL INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE, June 22, 1865.

Respectfully referr to the Surgeon-General U. S. Army.

JNO M. CUYLER,

Medical Inspector, U. S. Army, Actg. Medical Inspector-General.

[Second indorsement.]

SURGEON-GENERAL'S OFFICE, June 23, 1865.

Resspectfully referredd to Meddical Director Sloan, U. S. Army, for remark.

By ordere of the Surgeon-General:

W. C. SPENCER,

Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army.

[Third indorsement.]

MEDICAL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE, DEPT. OF THE EAST,

New York, June 24, 1865.

Respectfully returned, with the report that the sick rebel prisoners remaining at Hart's Island (thirty-seven in number) are now in the

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*See Stanton to Schoepf, May 23, p. 569.

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