War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0968 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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FORT MONROE, VA., October 7, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I report thehealth of state prisoner Jefferson Davis to be much as it was on Wednesday last.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., October 10, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis as much the same as on the 3rd instant. I observe that he is growing weaker slowly but surely. I can discover no prominent lesion in any of his organs, but observe the gradual wearing away of his whole system. He is decidedly in worse condition than he was some months since,

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., October 14, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I report no perceptible change in the physical condition of state prisoner Jefferson Davis.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., October 17, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report that there is no appreciable change in the physical condition of state prisoner Jefferson Davis. He complains only of neuralgic pain of the head and shoulders and of muscular debility.

Your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, D. C., October 19, 1866.

Bvt. Major General E. D. TOWNSEND,

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

GENERAL: In compliance with circular from War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, of the 5th instant, I have the honor to report, for the information of the Secretary of War, the following as being the operations of this Bureau from October 20, 1865, to and including the 15th day of October, 1866.