War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0508 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., May 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General SHALER,

Devall's Bluff:

The proposition of Raibon to surrender on condition of retaining private property may be accepted except as to arms in the hands of enlisted men, which should be given up. The surrender of any rebel soldiers, whether belonging to his or Texas commands, will entitle them to parole and discharge.

By command of Major-General Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, May 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General SHALER:

If Raibon surrenders, the parties should be paroled by the provost-marshal-general. If convenient to them or a saving of transportation the provost-marshal will send an officer to your post to parole them. If you prefer the latter, please advise.

Respectfully,

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

AND U. S. FORCES AT DEVALL'S BLUFF, ARK.,

May 19, 1865.

Captain M. V. RAIBON,

Commanding Department Company, Shelby's Command:

SIR: I am instructed by Brigadier-General Shaler to say in reply to your note of this date that the surrender of your company as a part of Shelby's command will be accepted. The men may retain their private property except arms, which must be given up. Lieutenant Parrisen, aide-de-camp, who bears this note, will agree with you upon an hour to receive the arms of the men and deliver their parole.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. E. HOWE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 19, 1865.

Major General JOHN POPE,

Commanding Military Division of the Missouri:

GENERAL: Under orders of the War Department, we have been furnishing arms, equipments, &c., to State troops in active service. Under recent orders the chief of ordnance does not consider himself authorized to issue as heretofore. These troops are organized in the counties for their protection against bushwhackers, &c. ; they are efficient for that purpose. They or the State are not able to purchase arms or ammunition to equip themselves. I therefore urgently request