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Send the following to General Wilson.* You will please notify these headquarters when and how you forward this communication.

By command of Major-General Steedman:

S. B. MOE,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

DALTON, GA., April 26, 1865.

Major S. B. MOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, District of the Etowah:

I have started a scout to General Wilson in person with the desired information. He will go through.

H. M. JUDAH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND SEPARATE DIVISION,

ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Dalton, Ga., April 26, 1865.

[Major General W. T. WOFFORD:]

GENERAL: I have received the following dispatch from Major-General Steedman, which I have to request you will communicate to Major-General Wilson, through General Cobb:

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., April 25, 1865.

Brigadier General H. M. JUDAH,

Dalton:

The U. S. authorities have refused to indorse the action of General Sherman in arranging an armistice with Johnston, and hostilities are resumed. Please communicate this to General Wofford and ask him to communicate the same to Major-General Wilson, through General Cobb.

By command of Major-General Steedman:

S. B. MOE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. M. JUDAH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

ASSISTANT QUARTERMASTER'S OFFICE,

DISTRICT OF NORTHERN ALABAMA,

Somerville, Moragn County, Ala., April 26, 1865.

Major General G. H. THOMAS:

GENERAL: As the first fruits of your generous letter to the people of Northern Alabama, I take great pleasure to inclose you a communication of the people of this county, and which was written under such circumstances that cannot leave the shadow of a doubt in regard to their loyalty to the Federal Government.# I left Decatur yesterday with an escort of forty men under Colonel W. H. Fairbanks, One hundred and forty-ninth Indiana. After our arrival at Valhermoso Springs we had a skirmish with a company of Roddey's men, who had not bee made acquainted with the peculiar nature of my visit. When they were informed that I was the bearer of a pacific message from you, hostilities at once ceased and the utmost good feeling prevailed amongst the

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*See Thomas to Wilson, April 26, p. 471.

#See inclosure Numbers 4, Granger to Whipple, 28th, p. 506.

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