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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Greensborough, N. C., May 31, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General SCHOFIELD,

Comddg. Second Brigadier Third Div., Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to say that General Cooper, commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, has determined to remain until the 12th prooximo and go North with the Ohio delegates. You need not therefore make any arrangements for the change of command until that date.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient sersvant,

THEO. COX,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, May 31, 1865-3. 10 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel J. A. CAMPBELL,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Dispatch received concerning mustered-out men. New York papers of the 27th say the ram Stonewall surrendered to the Spanish authorities at Havana May 20. I beg permission to continue to feed a portion of the destitute white refugees; otherwise they will surely die. The order to stop the rations has had the effect to reduce the number of applicants materially. The citizens are endeavoring to organize aid but there will be more than they can do. The colonies of blacks also must be fed until they can be removed. Nearly 2,000 belong in South Carolina and Georgia, and await transportation. Large numbers of blacks have been scattered.

J. R. HAWLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WILMINGTON,

Wilmington, May 31, 1865.

Major PRINCE,

Fort Fisher:

Information has been received that the Stonewall has surrendered to the Spainsh authorities at Havana. Withdraw the force from Smith's Island, except a sufficient guard for the property.

By order of General Hawley:

E. L. MOORE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 39.

Washington, D. C., June 1, 1865.

General Orders, Numbers 36, dated at these headquarters May 31, 1865, is hereby amended to read as follows: In compliance with Circular from the War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, dated May 29, 1865, and paragraph I, of General Orders, Numbers 16, headquarters Army of the Tennessee, the batteries of artillery will proceed, under charge of their propeer officers, to the respective rendezvous of the States from which they were enlisted, and there be mustered out and discharged as provided for in the circular.

By order of Major General William. B. Hazen:

HUBERT S. BROWN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.