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GREENSBOROUGH, N. C., June 18, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

I will go down to Raleigh to-morrow. It may be difficult to get a train before afternoon.

J. D. COX,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Numbers 13.

Greensborough, N. C., June 18, 1865.

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II. During the temporary absence of the general commanding, Bvt. Major General Thomas H. Ruger will assume command of the Twenty-third Army Corps.

III. During the temporary absence of Lieutenant Colonel Theo. Cox, assistant adjutant-general, Captain H. A. Hale, assistant adjutant-general, will perform the duties of assistant adjutant-general of the corps.

By command of Major-General Cox:

THEO. COX,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HILTON HEAD, June 18, 1865.

(Received 12 m. 25th.)

SECRETARY OF WAR;

We have possession of a portion of Jefferson Davis' baggage and papers found in Florida, containing the written opinions of his cabinet officers on Sherman's and Johnston's recent convention, also the key to some system of cipher. I will forward everything to Washington.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, June 19, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I respectfully recommend the promotion of Colonel W. H. Noble, Seventeenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, to the rank of brigadier-general by brevet. He has recommendations from General Ames and other general officers under whom he has served. As Colonel Noble will be mustered out in a few days, I would ask early action on this recommendation.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WASHINGTON, June 19, 1865-2. 40 p. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Send to Charlotte and get the post-office blanks which are said to be there and forward to the Postmaster-General, Washington.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

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