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WASHINGTON, D. C., April 11, 1865.

Major-General POPE,

Saint Louis:

General Grant's orders were to send all cavalry horses in the West to General Canby. This, I presume, was to fit out Canby's cavalry and to refit Wilson's when it reached the Gulf coast. I cannot change these instructions till I can consult General Grant.

H . W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 11, 1865.

Major General J. J. REYNOLDS,

Little Rock, Ark.:

Print and circulate the correspondence between Generals Grant and Lee for the surrender of Lee's army. Perhaps General Kirby Smith and others may accept the same terms. It is believed that the rebel forces in North Carolina are about to lay down their arms on the same conditions. Jeff. Davis' Assistant Secretary of War has come in, and admits that the Confederate Government has gone up, and the leaders ask for terms. Those who refuse to surrender now may be harshly treated hereafter.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, Numbers 88. Little Rock, Ark., April 11, 1865.

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6. Upon the arrival of the Fourth Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers at Little Rock, as provided in orders of this date, the Third Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers will be relieved from duty with the Cavalry Brigade of the post of Little rock, and will be reported without delay to Brigadier-General Shaler, commanding at Devall's Bluff, for duty at the cavalry depot at that post. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation. All public horses for which officers of the Third Wisconsin Cavalry Volunteers may be responsible will be turned over to the Fourth Arkansas Cavalry Volunteers on the arrival of the latter at Little Rock.

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By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 11, 1865 - 3. 20 p. m.

General BUSSEY,

Fort Smith, Ark.:

Intelligence from other quarters confirms the belief that Kirby Smith designs to move north at once. Be on your guard and keep me advised frequently. Send this dispatch to General Reynolds and acknowledge receipt.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.