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WASHINGTON, May 11, 1865 - 3.20 p. m.

(Received 4.10 p. m.)

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

Allow the officers and soldiers of Johnston's army, referred to in your dispatch of 12 m. yesterday, the right of parole under the terms of the surrender. Those whose homes are in Tennessee or were, at the time of their enlistment, in States which have not been in rebellion, and who are not excepted from the benefits of the President's amnesty proclamation, will be allowed to return to those States on taking the oath prescribed therein. Otherwise they will not.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

VERNON, May 11, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief of Staff:

By agreement with the leaders of guerrilla bands a meeting by flag of truce was arranged for to-day to receive their surrender. They now ask to postpone till Tuesday, but have no reasonable excuse. Does the general desire any delay in the case? I have given them till 12 o'clock on the 11th. Please answer. I send direct, because General Thompson is absent.

HENRY STONE,

Lieutenant-Colonel One hundredth U. S. Colored.

NASHVILLE, May 11, 1865.

Major-General THOMAS:

Just received following from Huntsville, 11th:

Captain J. C. VAN DUZER:

Major Johnston, of Colonel Mead's regiment, surrendered 200 men here to-day. Colonel Horner pursued Mead, Who escaped across river with one man.

F. S. VAN VALKENBURGH,

Operator.

JNO. C. VAN DUZER,

Captain, & c.

[MAY 11, 1865. - For General Orders, Numbers 90, War Department, Adjutant-General's Office, relating to the punishment of guerrillas, see Vol. XLVI, Part III, p. 1134.]

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

Macon, Ga., May 11, 1865 - 1 p. m.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

{Via Washington, D. C.

Your telegrams of the 7th and 9th are received. With the light-draft boats now on the Savannah and one or two that may be got from the