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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE OHIO, No. 36.

Raleigh, N. C., May 4, 1865.

The railroad and telegraph lines from Raleigh to Goldsborough, Wilmington, and Morehead City, and the telegraph lines from Raleigh to Fayetteville, Weldon, and Greensborough, will be held as military lines, under exclusive military control. Other railroads and telegraph lines in the State may be worked by private corporations now having possession of them, under such general military regulations and restrictions as it may be found necessary to impose. All officers and employes of railroads and telegraph lines will be required to take the oath of allegiance to the Government of the United States and will be held amenable for the proper discharge of their duties. The president or superintendents of railroad companies will confer with Colonel J. F. Boyd, chief quartermaster, at Raleigh, who is empowered to make the necessary regulations. For the present, and until further orders, no travel or traffic will be permitted on any railroad except with proper military permits.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE OHIO, No. 48.

Raleigh, N. C., May 4, 1865.

XVI. In accordance with instructions from Major-General Sherman, commanding Military Division of the Mississippi, the First Alabama Cavalry is relieved from duty in this department and will march without delay to Knoxville, Tenn., where the commanding officer will report by telegraph to Major-General Thomas, commanding Department of the Cumberland, for further orders.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Raleigh, N. C., May 4, 1865.

All paroled prisoneres who were paroled for exchange, but not exchanged before the surrender of General Johnston's army, will be permitted to take the amnesty oath and go to their homes, in the Southern States, but no paroled prisoners will be permitted to go to the Northern States until further orders.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Raleigh, N. C., May 4, 1865.

Local commanders and provost-marshal will encourage all refugees, white and colored, to return to their homes, and for this purpose will