report for duty to Brevet Brigadier-General Dudley, U. S. Volunteers, commanding, viz: One hundred and forty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Colonel John F. Grill commanding; One hundred and fifty-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Colonel M. F. Wood commanding; One hundred and eighty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Colonel J. E. Taylor commanding.
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By command of Major-General Milroy:
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, May 11, 1865.
Major-General STONEMAN, Knoxville:
Have received your telegram dispatching General Tillson's report of the surrender of Martin and his instructions to Colonel Bartlett. Your instructions to General Tillson in the premises are approved.
GEO. H. THOMAS,
Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.
HDQRS. CAVALRY DIVISION, DEPT. OF EAST TENNESSEE,
Lawrenceville, Ga., May 11, 1865.
GENERAL: I have the honor to send to you, under guard, Major-General Wheeler and staff, who were captured at Conyers' Station, on the railroad near Atlanta, by a detachment of my command, while endeavoring to make their escape westward, probably to the Trans-Mississippi Department. General Wheeler had a forged parole on his person and passed himself off on my men as Lieutenant Sharp. Under the circumstances I have refused to parole the party and have stripped them of their horses and side arms and now send them to you, requesting that you will confine them until their case can be acted upon. Wheeler now states that he was not making his way off, but admits that he had the forged parole and prevaricates so outrageously that I do not think any confidence can be placed in what he says.
I am, general, yours, respectfully,
WM. J. PALMER,
HEADQUARTERS POST OF AUGUSTA,
Augusta, Ga., May 13, 1865.
Respectfully referred to the commanding general of the district for his information.
EDWARD L. MOLINEUX,
SAVANNAH, GA., May 16, 1865.
Respectfully forwarded to headquarters Department of the South.
H. W. BIRGE,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.