HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
Hilton Head, S. C., April 1, 1865.
Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,
Commanding District of Savannah:
GENERAL: Your telegram of the 28th ultimo is but just received. The major-general commanding is at Georgetown and expected back to-morrow night. On his return it shall be laid before him, although the flag of truce must have been long ago departed.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. D. HODGES,
Captain, 35th U. S. Colored Troops, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
APRIL 2, 1865.
Colonel T. S. BOWERS,
Send all my dispatches that have gone concerning operations to Sherman. What you receive hereafter sent to Fort Monroe by telegraph to be forwarded by first steamer to Morehead City. Have you stopped Mulford from delivering prisoners? If he has any on hand for delivry tell him to hold on to them.
U. S. GRANT,
CITY POINT, VA., April 2, 1865-4. 30 [p. m.]
A letter of date 31st, from General Sherman, is just received. He says the enemy is inactive in his front. He will move at the time stated to you. Thinks Lee will unite hs and Johnston's armies, and will not coop himself up in Richmond. Would like to be informed if Sheridan swings off, that he may go out and meet him. Does not believe Sheridan can cross the Roanoke for a month. Will send letter by mail.
T. S. BOWERS,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Goldsborough, N. C., April 2, 1865-11. 55 p. m.
Washington, D. C.:
After consultation with General Grant and the President at City Point, I have announced GeneralSlocum as commanding the Army of Georgia, composed of the Fourteenth and Twentieth Corps; and have announced General Mower to command the Twentieth Corps. Please make orders to cover these two cases. All well here and everything working well.
W. T. SHERMAN,