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Vanderhoef's Prisoner of War notice

Transcription of prisoner of war notice from the War Department.

"War Department
Adjutant General's Office,
January 3rd, 1865

In reply to your communication of the 11th of January 1865, I have the honor to inform you that Capt. James W. Vanderhoef of Co____, 45th Regt New York Volunteers, appears, from the latest information received at this Office, (dated December 31, 1864,) to be as follows: "Prisoner of War." This office has no means of obtaining information relative to persons in hands of the enemy.

I am, sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant
Samuel Heck [?]
Assistant Adjutant General

James Guillan Esq
Caro Mssrs Mackin and Bros
144 and 146 Chambers St
New York City"

For more about Vanderhoef's military history and prisoner of war records, see Documents 76 and 78.

Citation - Document 77
Letters of Captain James W. Vanderhoef
January 23, 1865
Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection

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