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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

FOURTH SEPARATE BRIGADE, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Jacksonville, Fla., May 15, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER CONFEDERATE TROOPS,

Baldwin:

SIR: I propose to receive the surrender of the forces under your command, together with the arms and public property in your possession, and for this purpose would respectfully suggest that you send an officer to Jacksonville with the necessary invoices of property and rolls of your troops, to meet an officer designated by me, when the rolls and certificates of parole can be copied and the invoices prepared before an officer is sent out to receive the transfer of property and parole the troops. Lieutenant Denny, aide-de-camp, of my staff, will explain to you the necessity of having the papers prepared here and will bring me your reply. I have written heretofore to General Jones, but learn from General McCook, who arrived last night, that General Jones had already surrendered to him at Tallahassee.

I am, sir, very respectfully,

I. VOGDES,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

FREDERICKSBURG, VA., May 16, 1865.

(Received 12. 30 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Washington:

The Seventeenth Corps is now passing the bridge. The Fifteenth will not be able to cross until to-morrow. If you design a grand review please notify me of the date, as I may want to have Mrs. Sherman come to witness it.

W. T. SHERMAN,.

Major-General.

FREDERICKSBURG, VA., May 16, 1865.

(Received 12. 15 p. m.)

General U. S. GRANT:

I will remain here all day. Have you any orders?

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Washington, May 16, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Fredericksburg:

A review has not yet been determined on. You might send for Mrs. Sherman anyhow. You will probably be here some time. There are no orders for you.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.