My forces being a portion of General Johnston's command, I proceed at once to execute the terms of the armistice, and have accordingly issued orders for carrying out the same. I will meet you at any intermediate point between our lines for making the necessary arrangements for a more perfect enforcement of the armistice on both sides. This communication will be handed you by Brigadier General C. D. Anderson.
I am, general, very respectfully,
LOUISVILLE, ALA., April 26, 1865.
GENERAL COMMANDING U. S. FORCES:
The within is an official copy, and I hope will be respected by the U. S. forces.
Very respectfully, &c.,
Colonel Fifth Kentucky Regiment, C. S. Army.
NASHVILLE, April 24, 1865.
Major General J. M. PALMER,
Commanding Department of Kentucky:
My men have rebuilt the telegraph line between Fort Donelson and Paducah, but the guerrilla parties still infest that part of the State and keep the line idle by breaking it. Can you now give us a small force at Golden Pond, or near there, to hunt them out?
JOHN C. VAN DUZER,
Captain and Assistant Superintendent.
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 183.
Washington, April 24, 1865.
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58. Captain James B. Comstock, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, will report by letter to the commanding general Military Division of West Mississippi, and in person to the commanding officer Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, for assignment to duty with that command.
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By order of the Secretary of War:
W. A. NICHOLS,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,
OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 43.
Mobile, Ala., April 24, 1865.
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4. All detachments of troops arriving in this city will, until they can be forwarded to their proper destination, remain under the control and