DURHAM'S, April 20, 1865.
Major L. M. DAYTON,
Numbers of Hampton's and Wheeler's cavalry deserters are coming into my lines. They wish to retain their horses and be paroled. What can be done in such cases? I believe Wheeler and Hampton would lose half their cavalry if his was done and could be made known to them.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 20, 1865.
General J. KISPATRICK,
GENERAL: You may allow those men to keep their horses if they will go to their homes with them, but be sure and get their arms. Do not encourage their coming, though, just now.
L. M. DAYTON,
GOLDSBOROUGH, April 20, 1865.
Major-General SHERMAN, Raleigh:
Your dispatch ordering detachments of different corps received. General Prince is here with part of his Provisional Division; balance expected to-morrow. I have colected here and organized in provisional brigade about 2,000 men. This brigade will join General Prince's command and move with him on the 22nd.
H. W. BRIDGE,
WILMINGTON, N. C., April 20, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel J. A. CAMPBELL,
All quiet. Will the general permint me to run up to Raleigh to-morrow with General Dodge? I should like to report verbally on various matters and receive instructions.
J. R. HAWLEY,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Raleigh, April 20, 1865-10,10 p. m.
General HAWLEY, Wilmington, N. C.:
The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Sherman has ordered detachments and men of all corps, except Tenth Army Corps, to join their commands. If you have any belonging to these corps or to Kilpatrick's cavalry let them come forward.
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
(Same to General I. N. Palmer.)