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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY, Numbers 22.

Louisville, Ky., April 6, 1865.

Major Lafayette Hammond, Second Ohio Heavy Artillery, is announced temporarily as inspector-general of the Department of Kentucky. He will be obeyed accordingly.

By command of Major-General Palmer:

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, April 7, 1865 - 10 a. m.

General THOMAS:

General Sheridan attacked and routed Lee's army yesterday, capturing Generals Ewell, Kershaw, Barton, Corse, and many other general officers, several thousand prisoners, and a large number of cannon, and expects to force Lee to surrender all that is left of his army. Details will be given speedily as possible, but the telegraph is working badly.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

(Same to Major-General Canby, Received 12.30 p. m. 13th.)

NASHVILLE, April 7, 1865.

(Received 7.20 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

I heartily rejoice to learn of General Sheridan's victory yesterday over Lee's army. I am pushing forward a strong force along the Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, and am prepared to meet any force of the enemy coming in this direction.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, Tenn., April 7, 1865 - 1 p. m. (Received 6.20 p. m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECk,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch of yesterday received. I do not think additional mules for a pack train necessary. The expedition can use draft mules.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Selma, April 7, 1865.

Captain DALE,

Commissary of Subsistence, Cavalry Corps:

CAPTAIN: You will take possession of all the commissary stores in Selma for the benefit of the Cavalry and issue the same to the different divisions according to their proportionate strength, and to the pontoon train.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.