Washington, June 30, 1865.
In compliance with General Orders, Numbers 98, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, May 27, 1865, the sentences of the following-named prisoners, confined for during the war, have been remitted, and the prisoners have been ordered to be immediately discharged:
MILITARY PRISON, ALTON, ILL.
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72. William S. Wright, surgeon in the Army of the so-called Confederate States.
CHARGE I: Violation of the laws and customs of war.
CHARGE II: Violation of military orders.
SENTENCE: To imprisonment during the war.
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By order of the President of the United States:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant City, D. C., June 30, 1865.
Bvt. Brigadier General WILLIAM HOFFMAN,
Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 29th instant, and to inform you that Colonel William J. Sloan, U. S. Army, medical director, Department of the East, has been instructed to make the necessary arrangements for the transfer of prisoners of war from the hospital at Hart's Island, N. Y., to the U. S. general hospital (De Camp),at Davids Island, N. Y.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. K. BARNES,
HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,
Fort Monroe, June 30, 1865.
General E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant-General, War Department:
GENERAL: I have the honor to send you, herewith inclosed, a letter from Mr. Jefferson Davis toCharles H. Fowler, esq., consellor at law, New Haven, Conn., for such disposal as you may deem proper.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, &c.,
NELSON A. MILES,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, D. C., July 1, 1865.
Bvt. Brigadier General A. A. STEVENS,
Commanding Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Ind.:
GENERAL: In pursuance of instructions received from the Secretary of War, the Commissary-General of Prisoners directs that you release