War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0368 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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RALEIGH, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Brigadier-General HARSTUFF,

Greensborough:

Your dispatch is received. The words "to take up arms against the Government of the United States" are those used in the convention and are sufficient. They embrace all acts of hostility which a military officer can do as such.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 1, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Department:

GENERAL: The troops here are scattered from Hillsborough to Charlotte. There is no quartermaster's property to receive. Will you please authorized Captain Lyon and Lieuteant Nelson, who are now here, to act as commissioners. I can use them to advantage.

WM. HARTSUFF,

Brevet Major-General and Assisstant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO, Raleigh, May 1, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM HARTSUFF,

Greensborough, N. C.:

Captain Lyon and Lieutenant Nelson are authorized to act as special commissioners. Do you propose to send them to Hillsborough?

JOHN. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE OHIO, No. 45.

Raleigh, N. C., May 1, 1865.

III. Major George B. Dyer, Ninth Maine Infantry, is hereby appointed provost-marshal of the post of Raleigh, to relieve Lieutenant Colonel S. M. Zent, Thirteenth Indiana Infantry, who has been discharged the service on the tender of his resignation.

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V. The use of the military railroad of this department for the transportation of refugees and freedmen to towns on the railroads and sea-coast is forbidden, except in extreme cases, and the action of provost-marshal and commanding officers required to encourage such persons to remain at home and seek employment in the interior. The provost-marshal at Raleigh, N. C., is authorized to grant passes over the railroads in cases of necessity.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.