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to-day. If so, the troops in our department will only be needed for garrison purposes at points along the Texas coast and in the Red River country, and perhaps along the Rio Grande. The object to know is what number of men you can spare of all arms for this purpose, without reducing, to the detriment of the service, permanent garrisons.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 26, 1865.

Major General G. K. WARREN,

Vicksburg:

The arrangements for the surrender of the Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department have been concluded. You will please to cause all hostilities in that portion of your command which lies west of the Mississippi River to cease.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 26, 1865.

Major General G. K. WARREN,

Vicksburg:

Major-General Osterhaus will be ordered to report to you with a view to relieving you in command of the department, if your resignation is accepted.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, May 26, 1865.

Major-General POPE,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

The necessary provisions for supplying the starving people about Fort Gibson will be left entirely to your action.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 26, 1865. (Received 1. 25 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

Following dispatch from General Reynolds just received*. All rebel soldiers and guerrillas in Arkansas and Missouri are rapidly surrendering-even portions of Kirby Smith's army. Colonel Sprague will reach here to-day. The result of his mission I don't yet know.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

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*See Reynolds to Bell, May 24, p. 583.

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