War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0739 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE, VA.,

September 1, 1865.

General E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report prisoner Davis took his exercise yesterday. The carbuncle gives him but little trouble now. Yesterday the erysipelas made its appearance again upon his nose and face. His surgeon is fearful it will become a serious matter unless it is checked. Doctor Craven visits him every morning, and to-morrow will make a full report upon his physical condition and make such recommendations as in his opinion will benefit his health.

Clay is quite well to-day. Mitchel complains of some pain in the chest.*

I remain, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

NELSON A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., September 1, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General M. BURKE,

Commanding Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor:

GENERAL: I have to-day ordered three prisoners of war and two state prisoners to be transferred from Johnson's Island to Fort Lafayette. In reply to your letter of the 20th ultimo, in reference to the purchase of articles of bedding, &c., required by prisoners, I have to say that you are authorized to purchase such articles as are indispensably necessary which cannto be obtained on requisition. Bed sacks and blankets will be furnished by the Quartermaster's Department.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

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

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., September 1, 1865.

Major S. P. LEE, Commanding Johnson's Island, Sandusky, Ohio:

MAJOR: By direction of the Secretary of War you will transfer to Fort Lafayette, N. Y. Harbor, the prisoners reported on roll of August 26, except Henry P. Esteph, who will be sent to Fort Delaware.+ Have them under a suitable guard and officer, and send lists with them giving the full record of each case. They will be furnished with rations for the journey. Give very particular written instructions to the guard to insure that there will be no escapes. Report their transfer with lists to this office.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

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

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* During the remainder of September Mr. Davis is reported as occasionally threatened with erysipelas. In October up to the 28th he is reported "well."

+ Among the number thus ordered to Fort Lafayette were Charles H. Cole, "a conspirator to capture the U. S. steamer Michigan and release the prisoners on Johnson's spirator to capture the U. S. steamer Michigan and release the prisoners of Johnson's Island," and John E. Robinson, "an accomplice of the above-named Charles H. Cole."

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