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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, Miss., April 28, 1865.

Brigadier-General TUCKER, C. S. Army,

Commanding District of Mississippi and Louisiana:

The agreement between Major-General Sherman and General Johnston having been disapproved by the President of the United States, I have the honor to notify you that the agreement entered upon between us for an armistice will terminate forty-eight hours from the reception of this communication, as provided therein. This will be delivered to you by Colonel Lied, of my staff, to whom you are requested to deliver a receipt.

I am, sir, very respectfully,

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI,

Vicksburg, Miss., April 28, 1865.

Brigadier General J. W. DAVIDSON,

Commanding District of Natchez:

I have the honor to inform you that the major-general commanding has this day forwarded a notice to the rebel military authorities that the armistice agreed upon on the 27th instant will cease forty-eight hours after the reception of such notice by them. This notice will probably reach its destination by 12 m. on the 30th instant, forty-eight hours from which time hostilities will be resumed.

I am, sir, respectfully,

N. J. T. DANA,

Major-General.

MEMPHIS, TENN., April 28, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON;

Will you please order an inquiry to be made at Vicksburg to ascertain why 2,000 released Federal prisoners were crowned on board the ill-fated steamer Sultana, against the remonstrance of the captain of the boat and when two other large steamers were in port at the same time, bound up river, with very few passengers? The loss of life is known to exceed 1,400. *

C. C. WASHBURN,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, April 28, 1865 - 1. 30 p. m.

Major General JOHN POPE,

Saint Louis:

To what point in you division do you desire the Sixth U. S. Volunteers ordered? Please answer by telegram.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* See reports, Part I, p. 210.

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