War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0232 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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the pursuit and returned. Arriving here I found telegraphic orders received and hour after my departure, which contemplated a somewhat more extended pursuit than I had given, but it seemed to me altogether too late then to renew the chase, and believing it would appear so to the general commanding, I made no further effort,

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN L. RICE,

Lieutenant-Colonel Seventy-fifth U. S. Colored Infantry.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, La., April 28, 1865.

Major Pike,

Seventy-fourth U. S. Colored Infantry, Fort Macomb:

Telegram received. Relieve the picket. Nearly all the crew of the Webb have been caught. Acknowledge receipt.

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, April 28, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

I have the honor to inform you that the armistice entered upon by Brigadier-General Tucker and myself on the 27th instant will terminate at 12 m. on the 1st of May next.

I am, very respectfully,

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

(Same to Major General N. P. Banks.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, April 28, 1865.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF THE ARMY:

I have the honor to report that on the 27th instant I entered upon an agreement with the rebel military authorities for an armistice along my front, and to inclose a copy of the agreement (A). *

My action was based on the inclosed telegraphic dispatch from Lieutenant-General Taylor, C. S. Army, to Brigadier-General Tucker, C. S. Army (B),+ communicated to me by General Tucker, in the accompanying dispatch (C). ++

The armistice entered upon between Major-General Sherman and General having been disapproved, I have dispatched the inclosed notice (D)@ to Brigadier-General Tucker, giving him notice that our agreement must terminate forty-eight hours from the time of his reception of my communication.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

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* See inclosure, Dana to Tucker, p. 205.

+ See Bullock to Tucker, p. 176.

++ See Tucker to Dana, p. 175.

@ See Dana To Tucker, next post.

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