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MOUNT STERLING, April 26, 1865.

Captain J. S. BUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The flag will accept the following terms: Surrender of officers and men, to be paroled; all public property to be turned over to Government; officers and men to retain their horses and the officers their side-arms. The flag claims their horses to be private property.

H. N. BENJAMIN,

Major, Commanding.

LOUISVILLE, April 26, 1865.

General MURRAY,

Bowling Green:

Captains Estes and Hurd, rebel army, with their companies are said to be moving from Cumberland Gap to Bowling Green. The general directs that you take steps to arrest them.

E. B. HARLAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., April 26, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Richmond, Ky.:

There are 1,000 rebels near Mount Sterling and you must keep your men in hand.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BULTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, KY., April 26, 1865.

Colonel D. A. MIMS,

Louisa, KY.:

There are about 1,500 rebels near Mount Sterling negotiating for surrender and from their exorbitant terms it does not promise success. Move Thirty-ninth Kentucky (mounted men) between West Liberty and Mount Sterling at once, and if they do not surrender we will whip them into terms.

By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:

J. S. BULTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CUMBERLAND GAP, April 26, 1865.

Captain E. B. HARLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Louisville:

Seven-eighths of the surrendered prisoners desire to take the oath in lieu of parole. Will they be permitted to do so?

W. Y. DILLARD,

Colonel, Commanding.