|Dr. Handy has preserved in his letter-book an
original copy of
PRISON RULES AT FORT DELAWARE,
which we give in full:
HEADQUARTERS FORT DELAWARE,July 8th, 1864. I.
Toll call at reveille and retreat.II. Police call at 7 A. M.
and 4 P. M.III. Breakfast call at 8 A. M.; dinner, 2 P. M.IV. Sergeants
in charge of the prisoners will exact from them a strict compliance with
the above calls, which will be regularly enforced, and must promptly report
to the officer in charge, the number present and absent, sick, etc.; and
any who are guilty of insubordination, or any violation of the rules of
this prison. They must also notify their men that if they do not promptly
obey any order given them by a sentinel, officer, or men in charge of them,
they will be shot.V. Sergeants in charge will be held responsible
for the due execution of these rules, and for the regular accounting for
the number of their men.By command A. Schoepf, Brigadier-General.(Signed)GEORGE
W. AHL,Captain and A. A. A. G.
OF A FEDERAL SOLDIER