From the National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 9, Vol. 199½, "Letters & Orders Issued,
Confederate Military Prison, Jan. 1862 - Dec. 1863." p. 19
S. Mil. Prisons.
Sept. 6, 1862
Special Order -
Will please send the names of
the Prisoners that die on the Island every morning. Send their names, rank,
company, Regt and State, when taken, where taken, and what squad they belong to
also whether from in front of Richmond or brought from Lynchburg, Salisbury or
other placed so that it can facilitate the finding of their names on the
By order of -
Capt. Comdg at Belle Isle.
P. S. Send names that have died since last list rendered.
Aug. 28, 1862 was last date.