BONNET CARRE, May 10, 1865.
(Received 1. 30 p. m.)
Major W. HOFFMAN,
I have just received the following communication from Captain Poche, and respectfully refer it to you for orders:
HEADQUARTERS SCOUTS ON LOWER AMITE RIVER,
French Settlement, May 4, 1865.
Major EDWARD BYRNE,
Commanding Military Station, Gainnie's Landing:
MAJOR: In compliance with my promise to you on the occasion of our late interview, I reported as soon as practicable to Colonel Daniel Gober, commanding District of Southwest Mississippi and East Louisiana, and asked his permission to allow me to surrender my squad of scouts to you. I am authorized by the colonel to surrender as soon as Johnston's army surrenders; hence as soon as you are officially notified of said surrender you will oblige me by informing me of the same. It is understood that we will be received under the same conditions that were given to General Lee by General Grant. You will inform me if you agree to said conditions, in your answer. I am authorized to state to you that Captain Bradley, commanding a detached company of the Fifth Louisiana Cavalry Regiment, will report to you with the remnant of his men under the same conditions.
F. P. POCHE,
Commanding Scouts, &c.
Colonel, Commanding District of Bonnet Carre.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
New Orleans, May 10, 1865.
Your dispatch of last evening received. Measures have been taken in accordance with your suggestion to prevent the escape of Davis and his associates. General Brown assumes command at Brazos Santiago, and will give attention to that matter.
N. P. BANKS,
FIVE MILES FROM BAYOU SARA, ON WOODVILLE ROAD,
May 10, 1865.
Captain W. H. CLAPP,
CAPTAIN: I arrived here early to-day. To-morrow I will send part of the command to Fort Adams, and will go myself to Woodville, leaving a small force here. So far have learned nothing of interest.
J. G. FONDA,
RICHMOND, VA., May 10, 1865.
(Received 9. 45 a. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
I have not lately any communication from General Pope in regard to the Sioux Indians. All communications on that subject are either in General Hardie's hands or on file in my former office, under Major Scott.
H. W. HALLECK,