War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0972 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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Prior to July 6, 1866 (when he was relieved from duty in this office), Major and Bvt. Colonel Robert Avery, Veteran Reserve Corps, was an assistant in this office, which has been throughout the year, and since February, 1863, under the immediate supervision of W. T. Hartz, captain and assistant adjutant-general and brevet major in U. S. Volunteers, whose varied duties, as will appear by the several statements included in this report, have been performed with remarkable ability. They have been of immense importance to this branch of the public service, from which is necessarily drawn date governing, to some extent, many separate disbursing departments. They have required industry, exactness, and fidelity in both Major Hartz and the numerous gentlemen employed under his immediate superivision, whose labors have afforded gratifying evidence of patriotic devotion at their several desks.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. A. HITCHCOCK,

Major-General, U. S. Vols., Commissary-General of Prisoners.

FORT MONROE, VA., October 21, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully reprot on observable change in the condition of state prisoner Jefferson Davis more than the gradual failure of his muscular strength.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. E. COOPER,

Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., October 21, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report no observable change in the condition of state prisoner Jefferson Davis more than a gradual increase of general debility.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. P. PRINCE,

Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., October 28, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I respectfully report no observable change in the condition of state prisoner Jefferson Davis more than the gradual increase of general debility.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

TIMOTHY E. WILCOX,

Acting Assistant Surgeon, U. S. Army.

FORT MONROE, VA., October 31, 1866.

Commanding OFFICER MIL. DIST. OF FORT MONROE,

Fort Monroe, Va.:

SIR: I report that the health of state prisoner Jefferson Davis indicates but little change. He is evidently growing weaker and more debili-