report the capture of Richmond and Petersburg with from 12,000 to 25,000 prisoners. The major-general commanding directs that in honor of this event a national salute befired in your district, and requests that you confer with Admiral Dahlgren so that you may fire the salute simultaneously with him.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. L. M. BURGER,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,
Savannah, Ga., April 9, 1865.
Headquarters District of Savannah:
Your telegram with regard to the taking of Richmond received at 1 p. m. Will have the salute fired as soon as practicable.
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
FORT MONROE, VA., [April] 10, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel T. S. BOWERS,
Assistant Adjutant-General, General Grant's Headquarters:
I left Goldsborough on Saturday at 3 p. m. with dispatches from General Sherman, in which he says:
On Monday at daylight all my army will move straight on Joe Johnston, supposed to be between here and Raleigh, and I will follow him wherever he may go.
On reaching Morehead City yesterday morning I found the following telegram:
GOLDSBOROUGH, April 8, 1865-7 p. m.
Am just in receipt of a cipher dispatch from General Grant, at Burkeville, of 6th. Tell Major leet, who comes down to-day, to get to Old Point as quick as possible, and get a message to Grant at any cost that I will push Joe Johnston to the death.
W. T. SHERMAN,
I will proceed immediately to Richmond.
GEO. K. LEET,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
Washington, April 10, 1865.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN:
MY DEAR GENERAL: Sergeant Rose brought me your letter and report yesterday. I have given him $20 and a ticket to Iowa, via both South Bend and Chicago, so that he will be certain to find Mrs. S. I have read your report with the greatest pleasures. It will be immediately published in the Gazette. We are now amidst the excitement of victory, speechers, &c., on the news of the surrender of Lee's army. I hope soon to hear of Johnston's to you, and of Mobile to