and bring them with you, but you will not remain there longer than Wednesday morning. You will leave the guns of Battery M, First Michigan Light Artillery, and bring the officers and men, but if the other battery has no guns you will bring it and leave the Michigan battery to garrison the post. You will comply with this order without hesitation or delay or reference to any other authority except that of Major-General Thomas, Lieutenant-General Grant, or the President of the United States.
By command of Colonel H. G. Gibson:
W. S. BRADFORD,
First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
CUMBERLAND GAP, April 30, 1865.
Captain Hurd's company, of Giltner's command, surrendered to me this evening. This makes over 1,000 who have surrendered since the 28th. I except 300 more in to-morrow.
W. Y. DILLARD,
GREENVILLE, TENN., April 30, 1865.
Major G. M. BASCOM,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Knoxville, Tenn.:
Officers and soldiers of the rebel army, but not belonging to Lee's army, are continually coming in. Are they to be held as prisoners of war; or if not, what disposition will be made of them under the telegraphic order from Major-General Stoneman received yesterday?
Brigadier-General of Volunteers.
By W. W. DEANE,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
(In absence of general.)
MOBILE, ALA., April 30, 1865.
(Received 1.20 a.m. May 8.)
General Smith occupied Montgomery on the 25th instant, and General Steele, Selma on the 27th. The following dispatches have just been received from General Wilson.*
E. R. S. CANBY,
HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
Mobile, Ala., April 30, 1865. (Received 8.30 a.m. May 8.)
Washington, D. C.:
Your dispatch of the 18th just received. The difficulty, delay, and danger in the transportation of supplies from New Orleans to Mobile, for the want of suitable transports, makes it equal to double shipments
*See Wilson to Canby, April 13 and 17, pp.347, 383.