HDQRS. PROVOST GUARD, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,
October 3, 1864.
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I have received and forwarded to Richmond the following number of Federal prisoners of war, viz, 2 colonels, 2 lieutenants-colonels, 4 majors, 16 captains, 2 adjutants, 26 first lieutenants, 17 second lieutenants, 111 sergeants, 103 corporals, 1,380 privates; total, 1,663. My books show 688 captured by Major-General Hampton, 478 by Major-General Wilcox, and 497 by Major-General Heth. These prisoners are all from the Ninth Corps, with the exception of 175 from Fifth Corps.
I am, colonel, your obedient servant,
D. B. BRIDGFORD,
Major, Commanding, &c.
Lieutenant Colonel W. H. PALMER,
October 5, 1864.
Respectfully forwarded for information of the Department. The whole number of prisoners captured on the north and south sides of the James River, on the 29th and 30th of September and 1st of October, 1864, amounts to 2,266, including 105 commissioned officers; 1,663 were captured on the south side and 603 on the north.
R. E. LEE,
- The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 870 ↩