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

Macon, Ga., May 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. W. BUFORD, C. S. Army,

Commanding Post of Opelika:

Brevet Major-General Wilson directs me to say that your surrender will be accepted on the terms agreed upon between Generals Johnston and Sherman. Take you command to Atlanta and report to General Winslow or Colonel Eggleston at that point.

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLUMBUS, May 7, 1865.

General J. H. WILSON:

Send orders that will prevent Federal troops from taking Government and private stores at this place until your officer arrives. I learn that there is a detachment on the west side of the river taking possession of everything, and am fearful they will cross to the Columbus side for the same purpose.

J. C. COLE,

Colonel, Commanding.

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

Macon, Ga., May 7, 1865.

Brigadier-General CROXTON,

Commanding First Division, Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs that you send an officer to Forsyth at once to receive the surrender of the Fifth Alabama Cavalry and Fifth Mississippi Cavalry. The commanding officers of the regiments are at these headquarters, and the officer can report here for instructions. Let him be sent at once.

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

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Macon, Ga., May 7, 1865.

Colonel R. H. MINTY,

Commanding Second Division, Cavalry Corps:

COLONEL: The brevet major-general commanding directs that you send 115 men by rail with horses to Oglethorpe, with instructions to watch Flint River crossings as well as it can possibly be with that number of men. Send 150 men with horses to Cuthbert to watch the roads in that vicinity. These two parties are to be held in readiness to move at short notice in any direction required. Captain Brown, acting chief quartermaster, will make arrangements for transportation. The parties will go to-morrow. Direct Colonel Pritchard to investigate the report concerning the thirty-five men and three wagons.

By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson:

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.