War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0846 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

January 11, 1866.

General E. D. TOWNSEND,

Brevet Major-General and Assistant Adjutant-General:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the prisoners Davis and Clay as being well, and forward communications of Bvt. Colonel T. G. Baylor, in reference to employes in his department who have been in the rebel army.* As his orders are received direct from Washington I would respectfully recommend they be discharged, ad I do not think it proper such men should have access to the fort.

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

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE, VA.,

January 12, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to report prisoners Davis and Clay as quite-comfortable. They appear as well as at any time during their confinement and say their general health is good. I inclose report of Surg. G. E. Cooper, U. S. Army.

I remain, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

[Inclosure.]

FORT MONROE, VA., January 12, 1866.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL, Military District of Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: In compliance with instructions bearning date of to-day I have visited the state prisoners Jefferson Davis and C. C. Clay, now in confinement at this post. I find their physical condition to be as follows:

Jefferson Davis is much troubled with a dyspeptic condition of the stomach, a want of appetite, considerable nervous irritation, and insommolency. He is, however, more affected by mental than bodily ailments.

C. C. Clay has asthma, not, however, of a severe type, and a slight attack of everypelatous inflammation of the righ ear. He is in every other respect well.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

January 13, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to report no change in the condition of the prisoners Davis and Clay since my report of yesterday. I inclose letter from Clay to his wife, which he desires may be forwarded. The article in the New York Herald of the 12th instant in reference to the

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* Baylor's communications omitted. One inclosure contained the names of ten employes who had served in the Confederate Army.

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