War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0294 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, April 24, 1865.

General JOHNSTON, Commanding Confederate Armies:

I have replies from Washington to my communications of April 18. I am instructed to limit my operations to your immediate command and not to attempt civil negotiations. I therefore demand the surrender of your army on the same terms as were given General Lee at Appomattox, of April 9, instant, purely and simply.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

APRIL 24, 1865-12 m.

Received of Lieutenant Hollingsworth, General Kilpatrick's staff, two dispatches addressed to General Jos. E. Johnston, commanding C. S. Army.

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 24, 1865.

General WILSON, Macon:

The truce will expire on the morning of the 26th. You will renew your operations according to your original instructions.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, April 24, 1865.

C. N. PETERSON, Operator, Weldon:

The expediency of repairing the telegraph line to Norfolk will depend on its present condition and the force you have to do the work. Answer me upon these points, together with the time it will take you to complete the repairs.

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 183. Washington, April 24, 1865.

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17. By direction of the President, Captain Andrew J. Alexander, Third U. s. Cavalry, is hereby relieved from duty as assistant adjutant-general of the Seventeenth Army Corps, with rank and pay of lieutenant-colonel, under act of July 17, 1862.

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50. Captain Frederick Mott, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will report by letter to the commanding general Military Division of the Mississippi, and in person to the commanding officer Third Brigade, Fourth Division, Fifteenth Army Corps, for assignement to duty with that command.

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52. Capt O. J. Fast, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will report by letter to the commanding general Military Division of the