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RALEIGH, May 8, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN, City Point, Va.:

General Wilson telegraphs that his command is suffering for forage, and asks that hay be sent to Augusta; says he has 20,000 animals and 17,000 men to feed. I have no means of communicating with General Gillmore.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

RALEIGH, May 8, 1865.

Major-General WILSON, Macon, Ga.:

Your cipher of yesterday is received, and I have telegraphed General Sherman about the forage. there is no news of importance. I will telegraph you whatever may come.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

RALEIGH, May 8, 1865-8 p. m.

Major-General WILSON, Macon, Ga.:

Look out for Extra Billy Smith, rebel Governor of Virginia. A reward of $25,000 is offered by the Secretary of War for his capture.* I judge from your dispatch that you have a good chance to catch Jeff. Davis.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HILTON HEAD, May 8, 1865.

Major General C. GROVER:

General Wilson wants his supplies sent to Macon by way of Augusta. You will therefore retain the steamer Governor Troup on the Savannah River for that purpose. Lieutenant Woodruff, of General Wilson's staff, can carry a load of supplies by way of the Altamaha, if he thinks best.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 72.

Macon, Ga., May 8, 1865.

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III. Lieutenant Joseph Rendlebrock, Fourth U. S. Cavalry, with twenty men, dismounted, will proceed to Andersonville to-morrow morning to bring to this place all the records, &c., pertaining to the post and military prison at that place. Lieutenant Rendlebrock will take with him two clerks to complete the unfinished medical records at Andersonville. The detail will take with them two days' rations and return to Macon, Ga., May 10, 1865.

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By command of Brevet Major-General Wilson.

E. B. BEAUMONT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Halleck to Schofield, Vol. XLVII, Part III, p. 441.

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