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by brevet; Brigadier General Alvan C. Gillem, to be brigadier-general by brevet. Having served faithfully during almost the entire war as general officers, it would be unjust to them to reduce them to their original positions in the army at the close of the war, especially when they have won their present positions by service in the field.

Hoping this may receive your favorable attention, I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, Tenn., May 15, 1865-3 p. m. (Received 4 p. m.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

Wishing to forward Jeff. Davis and party without delay and having received no instructions to govern me, I have directed that he be placed on board a steamer at this place, forwarded to Parkersburg, Va., and thence by railroad to Washington, to be turned over to the Provost-Marshal-General, U. S. Army. This arrangement appears to me to be not only the safest, but most expeditious. He will be under an ample and efficient guard.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General.

MOUND CITY, May 15, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS, U. S. Army:

Please telegraph me immediately on receipt of official or authentic intelligence of Jeff. Davis' capture. Have you such information now?

S. P. LEE,

Rear-Admiral.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND, Nashville, May 15, 1865.

Admiral S. P. LEE,

Mound City, Ill.:

General Wilson has reported to me officially that Jeff. Davis and family; Reagan, Postmaster-General Confederate States, and Colonel Harrison, private secretary; Colonel Johnston, aide-de-camp, and others of Davis' personal staff, were captured at Irwinville, Ga., on the morning of the 10th, at daylight. Clement C. Clay delivered himself to Wilson on the 12th, at Macon, and A. H. Stephens was arrested by General Upton on the 11th, at Augusta. Governor Brown, of Georgia, was also arrested by Wilson on the 4th instant. So it seems the Southern Confederacy and Georgia are done for.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army.

NASHVILLE, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General ROBERT ALLEN,

Louisville, Ky.:

Jeff. Davis and guard will leave here on Wednesday next on the steamer Shamrock; will reach Parkersburg, Va., on Friday, at which