answer, or, anticipating your decision, your surrender by the 19th instant. He will furnish transportation for you to this place to report to these headquarters for parole and discharge.
By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,
Little Rock, Ark., May 17, 1865.
Brigadier General P. CLAYTON,
Brigadier-General Edwards will be down on first boat. The major-general commanding directs that you wait fro his arrival and instruct him in matters of management.
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
May 17, 1865-10. 20 a. m.
Please come up this morning by 12 o'clock if you can.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 131.
Saint Louis, Mo., May 17, 1865.
1. Bvt. Brigadier General J. H. Hammond, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in compliance with orders from headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, will proceed to Fort Leavenworth, Kans., and report to Brigadier General R. B. Mitchell, commanding District of North Kansas, for assignment to duty. The quartermaster will furnish transportation for the authorized number of horses and servants.
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By command of Major-General Dodge:
J. W. BARNES,
CAPE GIRARDEAU, May 17, 1865.
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
Lieutenant Rogers, commanding post at Fredericktown, reports that a train sent from Dallas to him loaded with commissary stores was captured early on Monday morning last near Bessville by the notorious Pete Smith and a gang of his men, sixteen or seventeen in number. They were in ambush, and when the train arrived opposite to where they were concealed they advanced with a revolver in each band and ordered the guard to surrender, which they did. They then stopped