War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0532 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

Search Civil War Official Records

an abstract of the prisoners of war surrendered and paroled at Greensborough, N. C., about the 1st of May, pursuant to the tems of the capitulation made by General Johnston near Durham's Station on the 26th of April. The aggregate number paroled exceeds the number heretofore reported, and amounts to 36,791 men. *

I am, yours, truly,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Alexandria, Va., May 19, 1865.

Bvt. Major General JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff, Armies of the United States, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to apply for the appointment of Major General John A. Logan, U. S. Volunteers, to the command of the Army of the Tennesse, vice Major General O. O. Howard, assigned to duty in the War Department. Also for the appointment of Major General W. B. Hazen, U. S. Volunteers, to the command of the Fifteenth Corps, in the event of the transfer of General Logan.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Camp near Alexandria, Va., May 19, 1865.

The CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE

ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR,

Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I have this moment received for the first time a copy of Special Orders, Numbers 213, of the War Department, of date May 8, 1865. I am now very busy on business connected with my command, still on the march and ordered for a review next Wednesday. I shall be most happy to appear before the committee at any time, but if you contemplate any elabovate inquiry into matters standing far back, I would suggest a delay till the review is over, and if you propose to extend your inquiry beyond May 1, last year, it would be well to advise me at once. I would have to send for my letter and order-book to Lancaster, Ohio.

I am, with great respect, your obedient servant,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 96.

Washington, May 19, 1865.

By direction of the President, Major General John A. Logan, U. S. Volunteers, is appointed to the command of the Army of the Tennessee, in place of Major-General Howard, assigned as commissioned of the Freedmen's Bureau; and Major General W. B. Hazen, U. S. Volunteers, is appointed to the command of the Fifteenth Army Corps, in place of Major-General Logan.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

---------------

* A careful count of the paroles gives a total of 39,012. See Part I, p. 1066.

---------------