LEXINGTON, KY., April 29, 1865.
Colonel W. Y. DILLARD,
See that rebels surrender all horses and arms except officers' side-arms. Deserters or single persons surrendering cannot keep side-arms.
By order of Brigadier-General Hobson:
J. S. BUTLER,
HEADQUARTERS EXPEDITIONARY FORCES,
Selma, Ala., April 29, 1865.
Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Mil. Div. of West Mississippi:
COLONEL: A rebel soldier has just come in from Taylor's command. He says Taylor started from Meridian with his whole force, about 8,000, moving in this direction, but for some cause stopped and went into camp ten miles this side of Meridian. It is supposed that his intention was to reoccupy this place. It appears to me that our special attention should be directed toward that command in case negotiations fail.
Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, THIRD DIV., No. 3.
SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Near Montgomery, Ala., April 29, 1865.
In consequence of his illness and by the directions of Colonel L. M. Ward, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this brigade. The headquarters will remain as at present.
SAMUEL A. HOLMES,
Colonel Fortieth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Commanding Brigade.
HDQRS. THIRD CAVALRY BRIGADE, No. 8. In the Field, Ala., April 29, 1865.
Dispatches having been received announcing officially the existence of an armistice between the U. S. forces under Major-General Sherman and the so-called C. S. forces under Lieutenant-General Johnston, it is hereby ordered that no foraging upon the country will be allowed excepting when necessary for the subsistence of the men and animals, and then only by parties authorized from these headquarters under a commissioned officer. No straggling will be permitted, and any man who shall enter a house on any pretext whatever without proper authority, or who shall be detected in molesting or pillaging any citizen of the country, will be punished to the furthest extent of the law as provided in such cases.
By order of Brigadier-General Lucas:
E. V. HITCH,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.