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RICHMOND, VA., May 8, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN:

(Care of commanding officer Fort Monroe.)

General Slocum's army will leave Richmond on the morning of the 10th and General Howard's will soon follow. Can't you meet them as they pass through?

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE JAMES,

Richmond, Va., May 8, 1865-6. 55 p. m. (Received 7. 30 p. m.)

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

(Care of commanding officer at Fort Monroe).

When you arrive here come directly to my headquarters. I have a room for you, and will have rooms elsewhere for your staff.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

FORT MONROE, Va., May 8, 1865-9 p. m.

(Received 9. 50 p. m.)

General HALLECK,

Richmond:

After your dispatch to the Secretary of War of April 26 I cannot have any friendly intercourse with you. I will come to City Point to-morrow and march with my troops, and I prefer we should not meet.

W. T SHERMAN.

Major-General.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 8, 1865-9. 15 p. m.

(Received 9th.)

Major T. T. ECKERT,

Washington, D. C. ;

I arrived here this evening. Find that all dispatches were burned here by order of rebel officers. May find some at Charlotte or Columbia. I learn that paroled rebels have been pillaging and committing outrages against citizens of Augusta, and hope General Wilson will be ordered to send a force and occupy the place at once. The paroled thieves are continually passing down.

BULLOCK.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT. ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 213.

Washington, May 8, 1865.

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5. The following officers will report in person, as witnesses, to the chariman of the Committee on the Conduct of the War, in this city as soon as the exigencies of the service will permit. Lieutenant General U. S. Grant, U. S. Army; Major General W. T. Sherman, U. S. Army; Major General Godfrey Weitzel, U. S. Army.

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