Fort Macon, April 23, 1862.
Major General AMBROSE E. BURNSIDE,
U. S. A.:
SIR: Your letter per flag of truce is received, demanding surrender of Fort Macon. In reply I have to say I decline the surrender.
Lieutenant Daniel Cogdell will bear this note to you.
By order of Colonel M. J. White:
ROBT. E. WALKER,
Terms of Capitulation.
The following are the terms of capitulation agreed upon for the surrender to the forces of the United States of Fort Macon, Bogue Banks, N. C.:
ARTICLE 1. The fort, armament, and garrison to be surrendered to the forces of the United States.
ARTICLE 2. The officers and men of the garrison to be released on their parole of honor not to take up arms against the United States of America until properly exchanged, and to return to their homes, taking with them all their private effects, such as clothing, bedding, books, &c.
M. J. WHITE,
Colonel, C. S. Army, Commanding Fort Macon.
Commanding U. S. Navy, and Senior Officer.
JNO G. PARKE,
Brigadier General Vols., Commanding Third Division, Dept. N. C.
FORT MACON, N. C., April 26, 1862.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, No. 29. Beaufort Harbor, April 26, 1862.
The general commanding takes peculiar pleasure in expressing his thankfulness to General Parke and his brave command for the patient labor, fortitude, and courage displayed in the investment and reduction of Fort Macon.
Every patriot heart will be filled with gratitude to God for having given to our beloved country such soldiers.
The regiments and artillery companies engaged have fairly earned the right to wear upon their colors and guidance the words, "Fort Macon, April 26, 1862."
By command of Major-General Burnside:
No. 2. Reports of Brigadier General John G. Parke, U. S. Army.
HDQRS. THIRD BRIGADE, DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Carolina City, March 23, 1862.
SIR: I have the honor to inform you that I reached this point last evening after a severe march from the landing on Slocum's Creek with a portion of my command.