Series II, Volume 6, p. 86
Headquarters Paroled Prisoners,
Near Annapolis, Md., July 6, 1863.
Col. William Hoffman,
Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:
Colonel: I have the honor to inclose you a list of three paroled officers which arrived here from Richmond, Va., July 3, 1863. Capt. William Gramm and Lieut. Isaac A. Wade, of the Eighth Virginia Infantry Volunteers, were taken prisoners near Guyandotte River, W. Va., by General Floyd November 25, 1862, sent to Richmond and confined as hostages in the State penitentiary from the 30th of December until 1st July 1863; were hostages for Captain Dusky and Lieutenant Barnes [Varner], bushwhackers or mail robbers in the Confederate service. They signed a parole July 1 and arrived at Annapolis July 3, 1863. The health of these officers is much impaired by long and close confinement. Applications for leaves of absence will be forwarded to-day. I would respectfully recommend that they be granted.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Paroled Prisoners.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: July 1863