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eral Dodge should not proceed vigorously and at once with his campaign. You will instruct him according to your own judgment as best for the service.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

[Indorsement.]

I concur in the foregoing instructions.

J. P. USHER,

Secretary of the Interior.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

[APRIL 29, 1865. - For Dodge to Davis and Bennet, relating to surrender of the Confederate force under General M. Jeff. Thompson, see Part I, p. 299.]

[APRIL 29, 1865. - Ford Dodge to Thompson, offering terms of surrender to Confederate forces in North Arkansas, see Part I, p. 229.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 29, 1865 - 8 p. m.

DISTRICT COMMANDERS:

No more banishment of citizens of citizens can be made. Orders received prohibit it.

G. M. DODGE.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 29, 1865 - 7. 20 p. m.

Colonel HARDING,

Warrensburg, and DISTRICT COMMANDERS IN STATE OF MISSOURI:

All men who report from rebel armies who are deserters and have charges against them for crimes release on taking amnesty oath. Give deserter a copy of oath, l which will be his protection so long as he obeys laws of the United States and State, and forward one copy to provost-marshal-general.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH MISSOURI, Numbers 88.

Macon, Mo., April 29, 1865.

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3. Captain W. W. Harris, Howard County Company Missouri Militia, will until further orders assume command of the post at Fayette, Mo. By order of Brigadier General Clinton B. Fisk:

THOS. J. TIDSWELL, JR.,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.