From the Richmond Examiner, 10/5/1863

THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PRISONERS, irrespective of commissioned officers, held in the various prisons and Belle Isle, numbered, up to yesterday, a trifle over eight thousand five hundred and fifty. More are on their winding way. General Winder thinks we will have to entertain fourteen of fifteen thousand of the “azure-stomached” race this winter. Good gracious, Mr. Commissioner Ould, can’t you do something for our relief? Already, like the locusts of Egypt, they eat up our subsistence.

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