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GOLDSBOROUGH, April 19, 1865.

Major-General TERRY,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps, Raleigh:

The officers and men of the Second and Third Division of your corsp will proceed to Raleigh by first train, propably this p. m.

H. W. BIRGE.

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 19, 1865-5 p. m.

(Received 9,45 a. m. 24th.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Brigadier-General Potter, who commands the expedition sent into the interior of South Carolina, marched from Sumterville to Manchester. He destroyed 7 locomotives and 40 cars, and burned a mile of the Wateree River trestle and several small bridges. I have wirtten to General Sherman, recommending that a force be sent to Augusta, Ga., and if I get orders to do so will at once communicate the fact to you.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General GILLMORE,

Charleston:

I have made an agreement with the Confederate general for a general suspension of hostilities until certain terms are approved at Washington. These terms embace the disbandment of all the Confederate armies and a firm and alsting peace. You will therefore cease all further destruction of public or private property, and make disposition lookong to a general peace.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

General GILLMORE,

Charleston:

Your dispatch of April 16 is received. All right. You may now recall General Hathc to the Santee. Keep pickets about Branchivlle and the Santee bridge, and await the further developments. I have no doubt that a general surrender of all the Confederate armies is arranged. and only awaits a confiramtion from Washington. All is well with us everywhere.

Yours,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.