Hdqrs Armies of the U. S.
Near Spottsylvania C. H. Va. May 13th 1864
COL WM HOFFMAN
COM. GEN. MUS.
Your communication of this date is just received. I forwarded this morning all the prisoners then on hand with directions for the Commanding officer at Belle Plain to take charge of them and to communicate with the authorities at Washington as to the disposition to be made of them. On this subject I have nothing to add— We now have more prisoners to forward which will probably be sent tomorrow—At present the road to Fredericksburg is open to travel, and whilst reinforcements are arriving will easily be kept open. If you have men to put on the line between the army & Fredericksburg or Belle Plain, they might leave here say at 12 M & 6 P. M, daily—If you have not got men for this purpose, I can detail