Ga., by assault on April 16, capturing 1,200 prisoners, 53 guns, and destroying mills, foundries, commissary stores in great quantities, and a large amount of cotton. He entered Macon, Ga., on April 20, but has not yet found it necessary to destroy any property there. At this place he captured Generals Howell Cobb, Gustavus W. Smith, Robertson, Mercer, and Mackall, and over 1,000 prisoners. His command are in excellent condition and ready to move again.
Q. A. GILLMORE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
Hilton Head, S. C., April 30, 1865.
Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,
If you have any light-draft steamer which can reach Augusta, General Gillmore directs that you load her immediately with hard bread, coffee, sugar, and small stores. Fresh supplies will be sent to you. General Johnston has surrendered all his forces. General Sherman is here. You will receive further orders as to when the boat shall start. Answer by telegraph.
STEWART L. WOODFORD,
Colonel and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,
Savannah, April 30, 1865.
ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SOUTH:
SIR: Yours with regard to light-draft steamers received. Will see and report. The river near Augusta is full of torpedoes, but I do not think it will be dangerous to run them.
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, FIELD ORDERS,
MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, No. 28. Macon, Ga., April 30, 1865.
The following orders from Major-General Sherman and General Johnston are published for the information of the troops of the Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, and the people and Confederate soldiers in Georgia and Florida, east of the Chattahoochee River.* The orders of Major-General Sherman will be strictly carried out by the officers and men of the Cavalry Corps.
By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:
E. B. BEAUMONT,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
*For orders (here omitted) see Special Field Orders, No. 65, headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi, and Anderson to McLaws, Vol. XLVII, Part III, pp. 322 and 853.