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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS, No. 65.

MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Macon, Ga., April 30, 1865.

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II. Brevet Major-General Upton will proceed to Atlanta and Augusta, Ga., with two staff officers, under flag of truce, for the purpose of making arrangements with the Confederate commanders at those posts for carrying out the provisions of the convention between Major-General Sherman and General J. E. Johnston, and performing such other duties as may be intrusted him. Having fulfilled these duties, General Upton will return to these headquarters.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR DALTON, GA., April 30, 1865.

Brigadier-General WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff, &c.:

I have just met Colonel Merrill returning from Calhoun, where he met General Wofford, who gave Colonel Woodall-intrusted with your dispatch to General Wilson-an escort and railroad transportation from Atlanta to Macon, where General Wilson now is. The Confederate forces under Cobb and Smith are surrendered to General Wilson, who holds Macon with Cobb and Smith as prisoners. General Wofford is willing to surrender himself and staff and all the force he can but is apprehensive if he surrender most of his force will scatter to the hills.

JAS. B. STEEDMAN,

Major-General.

NASHVILLE, April 30, 1865.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Dalton:

Do not move on Wofford until General Thomas hears from Washington, which will probably be to-morrow. Concentrate your force at Resaca, and be prepared to move, however,

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, [April] 30, 1865.

Major-General STEEDMAN,

Chattanooga or Dalton:

Your movement upon the enemy approved.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, &c.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KENTUCKY,

Louisville, Ky., April 30, 1865.

Major General J. M. PALMER,

Indianapolis, Ind.:

General Meredith asks if he shall accept the surrender of Lyon and his command on the terms of Lee's surrender.

J. BATES DICKSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.