The Weekly Register (Lynchburg, Virginia) — May 14, 1864
The report of the U. S. Commissary Gen. of Prisoners, accompanying the Secretary of War’s report, shows that the number of Con- federate officers and men captured by the Fed- erals since the beginning of the war is:
One lieutenant general, 5 major generals, 25 brigadier generals, 186 colonels, 146 lieutenant colonels, 244 majors, 2,497 captains, 6,814 lieu- tenants, 16,563 non-commissioned officers 121,156 privates, and 6,800 citizens. Of these they had on hand at the date of the report 29,229 officers and men, among whom were one major general and seven brigadiers. There had been 121,937 rebels exchanged against 110,866 Union men returned. The exchanges of officers on both sides are computed at their exchangeable value in privates. Since the date of the above report there have been less than one thousand exchanges, and very few captures on either side. The figures are, consequently, approximately correct. No statement has been furnished of the number of prisoners held by the Confederates.