license which writers on this subject deem admissable, but that, on the contrary, you are disposed to treat the peaceful tillers of the soil with no unnecessary harshness or severity. I venture to hope, moreover, that the present state of the negotiatios between the authorities of the contending armies will enable you to relax the severity of the orders under which General Atkins is acting, and I am well satisfied that if you shall regard yourself hustified by the course of events in doing so an intimatio of your disposition will be most welcome intelligence to him,
I am, general, your most obedient servant,
D. L. SWAIN.
HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION,
Chapel Hill, N. C., April 19, 1865.
At the instance of Honorable Mr. Swain I beg to state that my command has taken many animals, which we will greatly need if the campaign is to be continued, and which I would with pleasure receive an order to return to the citizens if no campaign is made, believing it would relieve much suffering in this community.
AMITH D. ATKINS,
Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY COMMAND,
April 20, 1865.
The horse and mules referred to cannot be returned withour dismounting men.
Brevet Major-General of Volunteers.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Raleigh, N. C., April 18, 1865.
Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,
Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The general commanding desires me to inform you that satisfactory terms have been arranged between Generals Sherman and Johnston, subjec to the approval of the authorities at Washington.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. M. VAN DYKE,
(Same to General Blair.)
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near Raleigh, N. C., April 18, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I have moved my command to the right of General John E. Smith's, and am now camped one miles and a half northeast of the town of Raleigh; headquarters near the house of Mr. Mordecai.
W. B. HAZEN,