HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, Tenn., April 13, 1865.
Major General L. H. ROUSSEAU,
Commanding District of Middle Tennessee:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding the department directs that you cause a salute of 200 guns to be fired at meridian to-morrow, at every post within the District of Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama which is prepared to fire such salute, in honor of the capture of the rebel Army of Northern Virginia and of the raising of the old flag over Fort Sumter. General Miller will be directed to fire a salute of 200 guns from each of two points of the post of Nashville.
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EAST TENNESSEE, Numbers 23.
Knoxville, Tenn., April 13, 1865.
In honor of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia by the great general of the rebellion, and the raising of the Star Spangled Banner by Major-General Anderson upon Fort Sumter to-morrow, a salute of 200 guns will be fired at meridian to-morrow by each post within the bounds of this district.
By command of Major-General Stoneman:
H. G. GIBSON,
Colonel Second Ohio Heavy Artillery and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
LEXINGTON, April 13, 1865.
Captain J. BATES DICKSON,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters, Louisville:
General Hobson absent. I have propositions from Webster and Watson through private sources to surrender themselves and their men on good conditions. If I could have authority to negotiate, could get rid of them on good terms. Please answer.
J. S. BUTLER,
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 13, 1865. (Via New York and Cairo, Ill.)
Major General E. R. S. CANBY,
The following dispatches* from Judge J. A. Campbell to myself and to Lieutenant General R. Taylor, C. S. Army, Mobile, Ala., you will please forward to Lieutenant-General Taylor without delay.
U. S. GRANT,
*See Campbell to Grant and Campbell to Taylor, April 11, p. 322.