War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0254 Chapter LIX] OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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HDQRS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General HAWLEY,

Wilmington:

I send to your care by telegram a dispatch* for General Gilmore, which you will forward to him by special steamer. Wou will also send him a copy of Special Field Orders, Numbers 58, of this date, which I send you by telegraph this morning.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

RALEIGH, April 19, 1865-11,40 a. m.

General HAWLEY,

Wilmington:

A messenger is at M [orehead] City from General Gillmore and awaiting my messages. If you have not sent them from Wilmington do not do so.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, April 19, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Raleigh:

Your dispatches all received together at 12. I have, therefore, taken no steps to forward them.

J. R. HAWLEY,

Brigadier-General.

APRIL 19, 1865.

Major-General CHOFIELD:

Some half dozen of the leading members of the North Carolina Legislature have come in here, and they desire permission to go to Raleigh to see you, with a view of getting the legislature together to take measures for bringing out the Union sentimen,&c. If there is no objections I shall send them up. Some of these men I have known for a long time, and I think they will do good. No later papers yet.

I. N. PALMER,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, raleigh, N. C., April 19, 1865.

General PALMER,

New Berne:

It is not time yet to convene the North Carolina Legislature, but when it becomes a proper time General Sherman will give due notice when you can allow the members to come to Raleigh.

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* See beginning with "I have made an agreement," p. 255.

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