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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, April 23, 1865.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Commanding Army of Georgia:

GENERAL: The general-in-chief will to-morrow at 10 a. m. review the Seventeenth Corps, near the market-house. He would be pleased to see you present, and also any officers of your command who may wish.

I am, general, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 23, 1865.

Major-General KILPATRICK,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: The grades of the railroad between Goldsboroug and this point are so heavy it is found impossible to spare rolling-stock to supply your command at Durham's by railroad. If you have not sufficient wagons to supply yourself the general-in-chief is willing you should, for the convenience of supply, move the bulk of your command to within, say, ten miles of this place, leaving your pickets where now established.

I am, general, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. NORTERN DISTIRCT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., April 23, 1865.

Major W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to inclose with this a copy of a correspondence between myself and the commander of the Confederate forces at Orangeburg. As I do not understand from my instructions that hostilities are to cease, I respectfully request instructions at as early a date as practicable.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN P. HATHC,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

A flag went this morning to General Potter and Colonel Chipman.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

HEADQUARTERS,

Orangeburg, S. C., April 21, 1865.

OFFICER COMMANDING FEDERAL FORCES IN MY FRONT:

Under instructions from Major-General Lowell, commanding in District of South Carolina, I am ordered to send, under a flag of truce to the commanding officer of the enemy's forces in my front, the following dispatch, which he received on yesterday by telegraph from General G. T. Beauregard at Greensborough, N. C., viz:

A truce for the purpose of final settlement was agreed upon yesterday between General [Johnston] and Sherman applicable to all the forces under their command. The contending forces are to occupy their present positions, forty-eight hours' notice to be given in the event of resumption of hostilities.

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