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,
HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,
New Orleans, La., May 27, 1865.
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:
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,
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,
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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