O.R.--SERIES II--VOLUME V [S# 118]
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, ETC., RELATING TO PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE FROM DECEMBER 1, 1862, TO JUNE 10, 1863.--#3
C. S. MILITARY PRISON, Richmond, February 13, 1863.
Surg. JOHN WILKINS,
In charge of C. S. Military Prison Hospital.
SIR: I send you today six boxes marked "Thos. T. May, Libby Prison Hospital, care Agent of Exchange, Fort Monroe." The boxes contain articles of various kinds for the use of the Federal sick and wounded in your hospital. I am directed by General Winder to turn these boxes over to you with the request that you examine them, make an inventory of the articles they contain and distribute them as your judgment may suggest. Please acknowledge the receipt of this and when the inventory is made out send me a copy to be forwarded to headquarters.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
TH. P. TURNER,
C. S. MILITARY PRISON HOSPITAL,
Richmond, Va., February 13, 1863.
Capt. THOMAS P. TURNER, Commandant of Post.
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter and six boxes marked "Thos. T. May, Libby Prison Hospital, care <ar118_833> Agent of Exchange, Fort Monroe." In obedience to your instructions I have examined their contents and inclose you an inventory of same.
Surgeon in Charge.
Inventory of six boxes marked "Thos. T. May, Libby Prison Hospital, care Agent of Exchange, Fort Monroe," sent on by the Sanitary Committee of New York for the use of the sick and wounded in this hospital, received February 3, 1863:
Cotton shirts, 83; condensed milk, 20 cans; ink bottles, 3; cotton drawers, 55 pairs; corn starch, farina, &c.; tapers, 30; lead pencils, 4; woolen shirts, 41; sponges, 9 pieces; chocolate cakes, 5; woolen drawers, 40 pairs; tin plates, 1 dozen assorted pickles, 5 gallons; socks, 35 pairs; tin cups, 1 9/12 dozen; pickled peaches, 5 gallons; slippers, 42 pairs; writing paper, 2 reams; 1 lot of rags and 2 cloth coats; envelopes, 10 packages; 1 lot of assorted dried fruit; vests, 2; penholders, 2 dozen; towels, 9 dozen; steel pens, 4 dozen; assorted soap, 2 bags; combs, 3; cans soup, 1 dozen; scissors, 6 pair.
Surgeon in Charge.