the same day, USG telegraphed to Hoffman. "Instructions were given to Gen Rosecrans to forward to A Genl office at Washn D C the proper Roll of prisoners captured & paroled those captured by Genl Ord & Hurlbut were forwarded" Telegram received, ibid., RG 249, Telegrams Received; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); copies, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Sent; DLC-USG, V, 18, 30, 91.
On Dec. 7, Hoffman wrote to Col. Edward D. Townsend, AGO, that only partial rolls of prisoners captured at Iuka and Corinth had reached him. On Jan. 7, 1863, Townsend endorsed a copy of this letter to USG. Copy, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received. On Dec. 19, 1862, Hoffman telegraphed to USG. "Duplicate rolls should accompany prisoners sent to Vicksburg for exchange one with a receipt to be returned by a message by the Adgt Genl for this office" ALS (telegram sent), ibid., Telegrams Received; ibid., RG 107, Telegrams Collected (Bound); telegram received, ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Telegrams Received.
Oxford, Miss. Dec 9th 1862
COL. J. V. DUBOIS
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS.
Permission has been granted for Cotton speculators and Citizens of the North generally to come South as far as the Tallahatchie. Instructions from Washington are to encourage getting Cotton out of the country. Department orders have been published regulating this matter and any violation of them can be punished by sending the offender out of the Dept. Any order you have published different from this controvenes Dept orders and will have to be rescinded 1
U. S. GRANT