War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0405 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., May 11, 1865.

Brigadier-General CLAYTON,

Commanding at Pine Bluff:

The surrender of rebel commands as prisoners of war will be accepted. They will be sent to this post, where the oath will be administered and they will be permitted to go to their homes.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 11, 1865-1. 50 p. m.

General DODGE:

Have you any news of interest from the interior of Missouri or the plains? I leave of Cincinnati this afternoon. What of Jeff. Thompson?

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 11, 1865.

(Received 2. 40 p. m.)

Major-General POPE:

Lieutenant-Colonel Davis has had an interview with General Thompson. He took forty-eight hours to get his brigade commanders together to decide. Thompson's army is scattered all over North Arkansas, and Jeff. says he cannot surrender without consulting his brigade commanders. No news from plains. Dispatch just received from Lexington. One Clement demands surrender of that place; six miles out, and gives until to-morrow morning. Says he has the force, and will burn town, kill soldiers, &c.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 11, 1865-1. 50 p. m.

Major-General DODGE, Saint Louis:

The Sixth Regiment U. S. Volunteers, 950 strong, under the command of Colonel C. H. Potter, has arrived at Leavenworth. I have directed Colonel Potter to report to you for orders.

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 11, 1865-2. 25 p. m.

General DODGE:

What troops have you at Lexington and what have you done? Is it possible that nothing is known of a considerable force of rebels near Lexington, if any force is really there? Please answer immediately.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.