HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MICHIGAN CAVALRY,
Fort Monroe, Va., May 21, 1865.
The within statement of General Palmer was referred to General Gillmore in person, who directed verbally that General Wheeler and staff should be taken to Washington; but, as none of the parties are to be sent to Washington, I respectfully forward these documents to the officer intrusted with their future custody.
B. D. PRITCHARD,
Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth Michigan Cavalry.
Fort Delaware, May 23, 1865.
Respectfully forwarded to Bvt. Brigadier General William Hoffman, Commissary-General of Prisoners.
OFFICE OF THE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, D. S., May 29, 1865.
Respectfully submitted for the information of the Secretary of War.
General Wheeler and staff are now in confinement at Fort Delaware.
Bvt. Brigadier General, U. S. Army, and Com. General of Prisoners.
BURKESVILLE, KY., May 11, 1865.
Brigadier General E. H. HOBSON:
I have just received a letter from the guerrilla Bennett, who wishes to surrender himself and command to me, and be released by me after taking the oath. He wants full pardon for himself and men. Says he is a commissioned officer. Shall I accept the surrender upon these terms? If not what terms shall I propose to him? Please answer soon as possible.
J. T. MCLAIN,
Captain Company B, First Kentucky Cavalry.
MEMPHIS, May 11, 1865.
Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,
Chief of Staff:
Are officers and soldiers of Lee's army who were not personally surrendered, but who were at home in Mississippi and Tennessee, and who were on furlough, to be regarded as paroled by the terms of surrender to General Grant?
C. C. WASHBURN,
HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
Mobile, Ala., May 11, 1865.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:
I have the honor to request that the necessary instructions be given by you in conformity with the request contained in the following