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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 23, 1865-12. 50 p. m.

Brigadier-General FISK, Macon, Mo.:

Have the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry move to Central District at once to report to Colonel Harding, commanding at Warrensburg.

By order of Major-General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 23, 1865.

Colonel C. W. BLAIR:

Detachments of Third Wisconsin at Hickman Mills will be sent you in a few days.

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, April 23, 1865.

Captain LEEPER, Patterson;

Lieutenant Grosvenor and fifty men start on a scout to-morrow morning into Arkansas to look after Jeff. Can you meet him Tuesday night at Bloomfield and go along? I would like if you could.

JOHN L. BEVERIDGE,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

[APRIL 24, 1865. -For general Orders, Numbers 73, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, embodying opinion of the Attorney-General relative to questions arising from terms of surrender of the Confederate forces, see Vol. XLVI, Part III, p. 918.]

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, April 24, 1865-1. 40 p. m.

E. J. ALLEN, Esq., New Orleans:

General Sherman made an armistice or suspension of hostilities with Joe Johnston on the 18th, which has been disapproved by the President and hostilities ordered to be commenced. Jeff. Davis and his companions will no doubt take advantage of this armistice to escape with his plunder, said to be of large amount-specie. Look out for them, and arrest them if possible.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 183.

Washington, April 24, 1865.

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51. Captain William T. Clarke, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will report by letter to the commanding general, Department of the Missouri, and in person to the commanding officer, District of North Missouri, at Macon, Mo., for assignment to duty.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

W. A. NICHOLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.