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three horses shot. The rebel soldiers to whom I administered the oath were never armed or mounted except in two or three cases. The horses and arms captured will be properly turned over to the district provost-marshal.

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

W. C. LE FEVER,

Major and Actg. Asst. Insp. General, District of Rolla, Mo.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

HDQRS. DETACHMENT U. S. VOLUNTEER CAVALRY,

Oregon County, Mo., May 27, 1865.

Colonel T. R. FREEMAN,

Commanding Confederate Forces:

COLONEL: I am here from proper authority for the purpose of communicating with you or any other Confederate commander with a view to the surrender of the forces under your command on terms similar to those granted to General Lee by General Grant. Please designate a place for an interview for that purpose.

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

W. C. LE FEVER,

Major, Commanding Detachment.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

HDQRS. DETACHMENT U. S. VOLUNTEER CAVALRY,

Oregon County, Mo., May 28, 1865.

Major M. J. NORMAN,

Fristoe's Regiment Missouri Cavalry, C. S. Army:

MAJOR: As you have already received orders to report with your command at Jacksonport, Ark., by your commanding officer for the purpose of surrendering to the U. S. authorities, you will comply with the orders already received by you. I am here from proper authority for the purpose of treating with commanders of Confederate forces wherein negotiations have not been made for their surrender.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. C. LE FEVER,

Major, Commanding Detachment.

[Inclosure Numbers 3.]

OREGON COUNTY, MO., May 28, 1865.

COMMANDER OF THE U. S. FORCES NOW IN THIS COUNTY:

SIR: Having previously been ordered to assemble at Jacksonport on the 5th of June by Brigadier General M. Jeff. Thompson for the purpose of surrendering to the U. S. authorities, and it being a long trip, with some difficulty about provisions, now, sir, if you are authorized to parole the men of this county or any Confederate soldiers, please to inform me by Captain Greer and Captain Miner, the bearers of this, and I will bring five companies to your headquarters to-morrow evening, or as many of them as I can get up, if it will save us from going to Jacksonport.

I am, sir, with much respect, your obedient servant,

M. J. NORMAN,

Major Fristoe's Regiment Missouri Cavalry, C. S. Army.

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