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will be left available for the immediate service elsewhere as follows: Ninety-third U. S. Colored Infantry, Eightieth U. S. Colored Infantry, Seventy-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry, Seventy-eight U. S. Colored Infantry, Seventy-fifth U. S. Colored Infantry (term soon expires), Third Rhode Island Cavalry, Company D, First Wisconsin Heavy Artillery; Company A, Second Illinois Light Artillery (dismounted); Second Ohio Light Battery (dismounted), Twenty-fifth New York Light Battery, Thirteenth Massachusetts Light Battery.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. W. SHERMAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, La., May 27, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Brashear City, La.:

SIR: The Confederate forces under General Kirby Smith having capitulated, all hostilities west of the Mississippi River will cease. Acknowledge receipt.

By order of Brigadier-General Sherman:

WHICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to commanding officers Napoleonville, Donaldsonville, and Plaquemine, La.)

BRASHEAR, May 27, 1865-3. 25 p. m.

Major WHICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your telegram announcing the surrender of the forces under Kirby Smith is received. I shall at once communicate to the Confederate pickets that the surrender has been made.

CHAS. L. NORTON,

Colonel Ninety-eight U. S. Colored Infantry, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 27, 1865-3. 30 p. m. (Received 7. 15 p. m.)

Bvt. Major General J. A. RAWLINS:

I have just arrived. As soon as I see General Pope and Major Sprague I will telegraph.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., May 27, 1865-10 p. m.

(Received 12. 30 a. m. 28th.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Commanding Armies of the United States:

I have examined the correspondence between General Kirby Smith and Colonel Sprague, of General Pope's staff. There does no appear

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