War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0770 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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after I was imprisoned here t wo hours' sleep, &c." This statement is false in every particular, as I know he rested and slept more than he says. His usual answer on being asked how he had slept was invariably "very well."

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers.

OFFICE COMMISSARY- GENERAL OF PRISOENRS,

Washington, D. C., October 24, 1865.

Brigadier General E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith a tabular statement of rebel prisoenrs of war, showing thenumber on hand at the date of last report, December 31, 1864, the number captured and held in possession since that date, the number exchanged, released, escaped, &c., and the number captured and paroled belonging to the armies of Generals Lee, Johnston, Taylor, Kirby Smith, and others; also, a statemetn showing the number of Federal trooops held by the rebels as prisone rs of war and delivered by them for exchange to Federal agents between December 1, 1864, and October 20, 1865. A more detailed report* is in preparation, whih will give as far as practicable a full account of all prisoenrs captured by the enemy during the war, and for the same period the number of prisoenrs captured by the U. S.forces, the number held at each of themilitary prisons and the disposition made of them, alnd all other particulars with regard to them that it may be desirable to place on file. The report will also show the business of the office in conection with other branches of the service.

Very respetfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary- General of Prisoenrs.

[Inclosure.]

Consolidated statemetn of prisoners of war from January 1 to October 20, 1865.

REBELS.

Genera Lieut Major Briga Colon Lieuten

ls. enant - dier- els. ant-

- gener gener colonel

gener als. sls. s.

als.

Number on hand ... ... 4 10 53 73

January, 1865.

Captured and ... 1 ... 13 45 64

confined from

January 1 to

October 20,

1865.

Total ... 1 4 23 98 137

Executed ... ... ... ... ... ...

Escaped ... ... ... ... ... ...

Enlisted in U. S ... ... ... ... ... ...

service

Tuned over to ... ... ... ... 1 ...

civil

authorities

Released on oath ... 1 3 20 67 93

of allegiance,

paroles, &c.

Delivered for ... ... 1 3 23 30

exchange as per

receipt rolls

received.

Transferred for ... ... ... ... 7 14

exchagne,

receipt rolls

not received.

Total disposed ... 1 4 23 98 137

of

Died ... ... 1 ... 1 2

Remaining on ... ... ... ... ... ...

hand October 20,

1865.

Majors. Caoptain Lieutenant

s. s.

Number on hand 105 1,119 3,283

January, 1865.

Captured and 86 724 1,975

confined from

January 1 to

October 20,

1865.

Total 191 1,843 5,258

Executed ... 1 ...

Escaped ... 3 3

Enlisted in U. S ... ... ...

service

Tuned over to 1 1 3

civil

authorities

Released on oath 129 1,316 3,830

of allegiance,

paroles, &c.

Delivered for 48 427 997

exchange as per

receipt rolls

received.

Transferred for 13 93 425

exchagne,

receipt rolls

not received.

Total disposed 191 1,841 5,258

of

Died 2 32 84

Remaining on ... 2 ...

hand October 20,

1865.

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*See December 6, 1865, p. 821.

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