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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 24, 1865.

General WILSON,

Macon:

The truce will expire on the morning of the 26th. You will renew your operations according to your original instructions.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 24, 1865.

General GILLMORE,

Hilton Head, S. C.:

Send several couriers by different routes by land from Savannah to General Wilson at Macon, that the truce is at an end and hostilities are resumed, and that he will go on and act according to original orders. You will also do the same.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. CAV. CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., April 24, 1865.

The attention of division commanders is called to the communication from Colonel J. G. Vail, Seventeenth Indiana (mounted) Infantry, commanding post at Macon, Ga.:

MAJOR: I would respectfully call your attention to the fact that a great number of depredations are being committed by parties of brigands, dressed in our own and Confederate uniforms, on all the roads leading into the country. Houses are burned and the country desolated as far out as fifteen miles. The citizens are calling on me for protection, and I do not understand that my jurisdiction extends outside of the city, and at any rate have not a sufficient force at my disposal to afford protection to persons in the country. There seem to be no pickets on the roads, and negroes are coming into the city from every direction and will soon become a burden and endanger the city. I would respectfully ask that some measures be taken to prevent them from coming here.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. VAIL,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

Picket-posts, outposts, and vedettes must at once be properly posted to prevent the influx of negroes and depredations by our own troops within and beyond the lines. Patrols will be sent in every direction under the command of division and brigade provost-marshals to arrest all men engaged in marauding and out of camp without proper passes.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, FIELD ORDERS,

MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 24.

Macon, Ga., April 24, 1865.

Division commanders will at once forward to these headquarters all flags and other trophies captured from the enemy during the recent