War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0290 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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APRIL 8, 1865 - 8.40 a. m.

Captain LACEY:

Two trains of cars just arrived at Mobile - one of five freight and three passenger cars and the other of ten freight cars. The gun-boats have ceased firing, but remain in same position. I have not seem a single shot fired from our batteries.

R. P. STRONG,

Signal Officer, U. S. Army.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, April 9, 1865 - 1 p. m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville:

Lee is making for Lynchburg and is within about twenty miles of it. Grant is not far behind.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

(Receiver 10th.)

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS, U. S. Army:

This Department has just received official report of the surrender this day of General Lee and his army to lieutenant-General Grant on the terms proposed by General Grant. Details will be given speedily as possible.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 93.

Nashville, Tenn., April 9, 1865.

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VI. Major General J. M. Palmer, commanding Department of Kentucky, is hereby authorized to grant passes to persons desiring to visit Tennessee upon the recommendation of the agents of their respective States. Such agents will be held responsible that the applicant is an honorable and loyal citizen.

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IX. Colonel A. A. Smith, [Eighty-third] Regiment [Illinois] Volunteers, is charged with the defense of the Edgefield and Kentucky Railroad from Clarksville to the Bowling Green Junction. He will relieve the portion of the Fifteenth U. S. Colored Troops now guarding that portion of the road by troops from Clarksville. Upon its being relieved the commanding officer of the Fifteen Colored will use it to strengthen the guard to the road east of the junction near the State line.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.