War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0240 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Raleigh, N. C., April 17, 1865.

Major-General SLOCUM,

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that the major-general commanding the Military Division of the Mississippi directs that the order made to make the rations last thirty days be countermanded. Your commissaries can now issue full rations.

Very truly, your humble servant,

D. REMICK,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF GEORGIA,

Raleigh, N. C., April 17, 1865 - 9 a. m.

Bvt. Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that a few days ago a communication was received from General Johnston, broaching the matter of a surrender, and that in consequence General Sherman has appointed a meeting with him to-day at 12 o'clock m. General Slocum wishes you to remain quietly in your present camp until further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Aven's Ferry, Cape Fear River, April 17, 1865.

Major-General SCHURX,

Chief of Staff, Army of Georgia:

GENERAL: For the information of the general commanding I have the honor to report my command still in camp. No changes since last report. Yesterday Morgan's foragers captured a train of twenty-five wagons, guarded by about thirty Confederate cavalry, some ten miles from our camp, on the south side of the Cape Fear River. I shall at once direct all movements, except for foraging purposes, to cease, in compliance with orders received this morning.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Aven's Ferry, Cape Fear River, April 17, 1865.

Major General CARL SCHURZ,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report, for the information of the general commanding, that the pontoon train arrived yesterday evening, and is now readyto be laid when ordered. My troops are still in