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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. 5TH DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,

MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 21.

Eastport, Miss., April 25, 1865.

Major E. TY. Phillips, Sixth Illinois Cavalry, is hereby announced as provost-marshal of this cavalry division, to date from April 18, 1865.

By order of Brigadier General Edward Hatch:

HERVEY A. COLVIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHATTANOOGA, April 25, 1865.

Brigadier General W. D. WHIPPLE:

The following has just been received by flag at Dalton and telegraphed here:

HEADQUARTERS C. S. FORCES, NORTH GEORGIA,

Atlanta, April 23.

Brigadier General H. M. JUDAH:

Inclosed send you copy of communication from General Cobb indorsed by General Wilson. The forces after taking Columbus moved on Macon, where they were met by General Cobb with the information of the armistice, which resulted in a cessation of hostilities between them.

W. T. WOFFORD,

Brigadier-General.

I have directed General Judah to notify General Wofford that the agreement made by General Sherman and General Johnston is rejected by the U. S. authorities, and ask General Wofford to communicate the same to Major-General Wilson.

Respectfully,

JAS. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND SEPARATE DIVISION,

ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Dalton, Ga., April 25, 1865.

Major S. B. MOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. District of the Etowah:

MAJOR: Upon reflection I am of the opinion that the communication of General Wofford which I forwarded you yesterday should be replied to in order that he may have no pretext for delay in replying to General Steedman's proposition for a surrender which I forwarded to him on the 20th instant. I have therefore prepared the inclosed copy of my reply, which I will forward to him in the morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. M. JUDAH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND SEPARATE DIVISION,

ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Dalton, Ga., April 25, 1865.

Brigadier General W. T. WOFFORD, C. S. Army,

Commanding Confederate Forces in Northern Georgia:

GENERAL: Your communication of the 17th instant is received. You consent to my request not to advance north of Kingston with the main

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*See April 21, p. 428.

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