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NASHVILLE, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General H. M. JUDAH,

Kingston, Ga.:

Your communication of 10th inclosing correspondence with rebel General B. J. Hill received. The major-general commanding thinks you had better receive his surrender at Rome or Calhoun, as it is desirable to keep them as far south as possible.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, May 15, 1865.

Major General GEORGE STONEMAN,

Knoxville:

Arrest Colonels Wheeler and Scott; confine them in prison and try them for violation of parole.

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General.

NASHVILLE, May 15, 1865.

Major-General STONEMAN:

Receive the troops of General Johnston's army at Greeneville. Furnish them with rations and transportation in direction of their homes as far as they can be carried by military railroad. Let Govan's brigade wait until you can receive telegraph message that a steam-boat is here ready to take them to Arkansas. How many do they number?

WM. D. WHIPPLE,

Brigadier-General, &c.

GREENEVILLE, May 15, 1865-10 a. m.

Major G. M. BASCOM,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General J. B. Palmer, commanding brigade of Tennesseans from Johnston's army, reported here this morning. The following is a copy of a letter from General Schofield in his possession:

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO, Raleigh, N. C., May 1, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Commanding Department of the Cumberland:

Some of the troops of General Johnston's army desire to go to their homes in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas via Bull's Gap and Knoxville. Will you please furnish them with provisions at Bull's Gap, and, if practicable, transportation to their homes.

Respectfully, &c.,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

The men of the command belong, a portion of them, about one-fourth, in this section, some near Loudon, Chattanooga, Winchester, Wartrace, Tullahoma, and Murfreesborough. General Palmer reports that General Govan, with a brigade of Arkansas and Texas troops, numbering about 1,000, are one day's march behind him. General Palmer has rations to last him until Wednesday. I respectfully ask instructions