O.R.--SERIES II--VOLUME V [S# 118]
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, ETC., RELATING TO PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE FROM DECEMBER 1, 1862, TO JUNE 10, 1863.
Treatment of Prisoners in Castle Thunder, Richmond, Va.--#5
CHARLOTTE GILMAN sworn:
I have been in Castle Godwin and Thunder going on twelve months altogether--the last time about one month.
Question. What are you in prison for?
Answer. I am a witness against George W. Elam for counterfeiting.
Question. What is the general treatment of the prisoners?
Answer. I have always been well treated. All the ladies there spoke of Captain Alexander in the highest terms. All like him. I know nothing of the treatment of the other prisoners.
Question (by Captain ALEXANDER). Did I not go to General Winder and get an order for your washing?
Answer. Yes, you did; you have been very kind, and you let me go out very often.