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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 12, 1865 - 11. 30 a. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

Will it not be well for me to send authenticated copies of the correspondence between Grant and Lee, and the latter's surrender, under flag of truce to Kirby Smith and offer him the same terms? At all events, the effect of such news in his army would go far to demoralize it.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 12, 1865 - 11. 15 a. m.

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

The Fifth U. S. Volunteers still lacks two companies. The recruiting of the Sixth prevents me getting recruits from Chicago camp. Please order one of the field officers appointed for the Fifth to recruit the two companies from prisoners at Camp Morton or Camp Chase.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., April 12, 1865 - 2. 40 p. m.

(Received 5. 30 p. m.)

Major-General HALLECK, Chief of Staff:

The First Missouri Light Artillery is much reduced in numbers. It is very important that it be filled to its maximum strength. General Reynolds urges it strongly, and I respectfully request that instructions be sent to the provost-marshall of Missouri to have it filled at once by substitutes or drafted men.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., April 12, 1865.

Major-General POPE, Saint Louis, Mo.:

All cavalry horses purchased in the West will be assigned to your command until it is supplied. Mount no infantry or militia. Only such Indian troops should be organized as may be required as guides, scouts, &c. An infantry force will soon be available for assignment to Arkansas.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, April 12, 1865.

Brigadier-General CAMERON,

Commanding La Fourche District:

Your report is received. * Brigadier-General Sherman desires me to inform you that it is quite satisfactory, to the extent it explains the

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* See April 10, p. 63.

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