War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0278 Chapter LIX] OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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render to me yesterday, but I prefer to make one grand finale, thich I believe to be perfectly practicable. There will be no trouble in adjusting matters in North Carolina ough to be satisfied with Charleston and Columbia in ruins. All we await is an answer from you and the President. Weather fine and roads good. The troops ready for fight of home.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

NEW BERNE, April 22, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN:

The following from General Grant is sent for your information:

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, April 9, 1865.

Lieutenatn-General GRANT and Major-General HALLECK:

I have the honor to report the capture this day of the rebel fortifictions at Blakely with 2,400 prisoners and 20 guns.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

R. M SAWYER,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[APRIL 22, 1865. -For orders, correspondence, etc., in relation to co-operation between Generals Meade and Sheridan and General Sherman, see Vol. XLVI, Part III, pp. 889, 892, 893, 894, 895.]

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, ARMY OF TENNESSE,

April 22, 1865-8 p. m.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding U. S. Forces:

GENERAL: In accordance with the instructions of General J. E. Johnston I have the honor to trnsmit the accompanying dispatch just received by telegraph.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WADE HAMPTON,

Lieutenant-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSE,

April 22, 1865-2,30 p. m.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commaning U. S. Forces, Raleigh, N. C.:

Your telegram to Brevet Major-General Wilson is just received. I respectfully suggest that the sentence, "In the meantime it is also agreed that the position of the enemy's forces must not be altered to our prejudice," be so modified as to read, "In the meantime it is also agreed that the position of the forces of neither bellgerent shall be altered to the prejudice of the other," and that on this principle you direct Major-General Wilson to withdraw from Macon and release its garrison.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.