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HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., May 3, 1865-8 p. m.

Bvt. Major General E. UPTON,

Augusta, Ga.:

Will order your division to Atlanta if you think it best; you can then take such part of it as you may need to Augusta. Have sent Colonel Eggleston by cars with some men. terms of convention will be sent immediately.

J. H. WILSON,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Macon, Ga., May 3, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General WINSLOW,

Commanding Fourth Division:

The brevet major-general commanding directs that you send a regiment by the most direct route to Atlanta to garrison that place and take possession of all public stores surrendered in accordance with the convention between Generals Sherman and Johnston. The regiment will move at dark this evening.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

EASTPORT, MISS., May 3, 1865-1 p. m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland:

The following dispatch has just been received by flag of truce:

GAINESVILLE, ALA., May 2, 1865.

Colonel R. MCCULLOCH:

The following dispatch is received, which you will observe, and send copy by flag of truce to General Hatach, commanding U. S. forces at Eastport.

"MERIDIAN, April 30, 1865.

"Lieutenant-General FORREST:

"Lieutenant-General Taylor directs me to inform you as follows: that he has arranged with General Canby for cessation of hostilities until resumed on forty-eight hours notice by either party. No new movement or changes from disposition of troops to be made until such notice. Notify immediately all subordinate commanders that scouting outside our lines will cease. Details of the arrangements will be published in orders. Send reliable officers under flag of truce to find General Croxton and advise him of it; also of that between Generals Johnston and Sherman, both of which are made with a view to a final settlement of difficulties. Under these arrangements General Croxton cannot move, unless back to his former lines in Tennessee Valley, nor forage on the country after receipt of this information. By terms of General Sherman's agreement his supplies must be paid for.

"E. SURGET,

"Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General."

By order of Lieutenant-General Forrest:

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Very respectfully,

EDWARD HATCH,

Brigadier-General.