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The request was granted, but only on condition that the cotton should be sent to New York and the supplies be bought there.
General Beale, now of St. Louis, was authorized to purchase and distribute the needful supplies.
Our sympathy rose with the occasion and responded to its demands — not waiting for ten years,-at Point Lookout, Fort McHenry, Fort Delaware, Johnson's Island, Elmira, Camp Chase, Camp Douglas, Alton, Camp Morton, the Ohio Penitentiary, and the prisons of St. Louis, Missouri--our men have suffered from insufficient food, and have been subjected to ignominious, cruel and barbarous practices, of which there is no parallel in of January, 1864.
I was badly frost-bitten and my health was much impaired.
This cruel infliction was done by order of Captain Byrnes, Commandant of Prisons in St. Louis.
He was barbarous and insulting to the last degree.
Our prisoners put into camps infected with small-pox.
But even a greater inhumanity than any we have m