War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0840 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers --.

Charlotte, N. C., April 26, 1865.

I. All unassigned officers and those who have lost their commands, together with those in the several bureaus whose services can be dispensed with by the heads of the bureaus, are authorized to go (if they prefer it to moving southward) to their respective States and report to the senior military officer or to the governor. Soldiers from Maryland who have served their terms of enlistment and who desire it are honorably discahrged from the service, and officers without command of duty from that State may report as above in whatever State they prefer, or may tender their resignations.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN W. RIELY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR GREENSBOROUGH, N. C., April 26, 1865-7 a. m.

[General HARDEE]

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that General Johnston will meet General Sherman to-day at 12 o'clock at the point where the first interview took place.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S. -I will send you word as soon as I receive notice of a renewal of the armistice, so that your troops may halt and go into camp where they happen to be.

Respectfully, &c.,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

April 26, 1865.

Lieutenant-General STEWART,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: Lieutennt-General Lee will not begin his march till 11 a. m., instead of 10 a. m., as first ordered. General Johnston is to meet General Sherman to-day at 12 m. below Hillsborough. Should any notice of a renewal of the armistice be received I will immediately inform you, whereupon it is desired your troops should ge into camp where they happen to be, if practicable.

I have the honor, &c.,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

April 26, 1865-7 a. m.

Lieutenant General S. D. LEE,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed to say you will not begin your march till 11 o'clock this morning. General Johnston will meet General Sherman