War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0948 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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[Second indorsement.]

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, July 23, 1866.

Respectfully referred to the Surgeon-General.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington City, July 19, 1866.

Honorable SCHUYLER COLFAX,

Speaker of the House of Representatives:

SIR: In compliance with a resolution of the House of Representatives dated July 12, directing the Secretary of War to report the number of Union and rebel soldiers who died while held as prisoners of war, I have the ehonor to state that it appears by a report of the Commissary-General of Prisoners: First. That 26,436 deaths of rebel prisoners of war are reported. Second. That 22,576 Union soldiers are reported as having died in Southern prisons.

The reports also show that 220,000 rebel prisoners were held in the North, and about 126,950 Union prisoners in the South.

Your obedient servant,

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., July 20, 1866.

Bvt. Major General E. D. TOWNSEND,

Asst. Adjt. General, War Department, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report Surgeon Cooper informs me this morning that no material change has occurred in the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis since his report of the 18th instant, except that his febrile symptoms appear to yield more readily to the remedies prescribed.

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

H. S. BURTON,

Brevet Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE, VA.,

July 23, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis about the same as usual. He complains of indigestion but thinks he has more strength than he had four days ago.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

NELSON A. MILES,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va., July 24, 1866.

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

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis the same as yesterday's report. During the warm