furnished at once, in order that these officers and men reach their homes. There will be about twenty-five officers and some men to go to Mobile. Be kind enough to communicate with me as soon as possible,and inform me when a transport will probably be here, or suggest any other manner in which these paroled prisoners can be sent home by sea.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. M. McCOOK,
WASHINGTON, May 17, 1865.
Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS:
In transmitting to General Wilson the orders telegraphed you yesterday, you will direct him to remain himself with the forces to be left in Georgia.
By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:
JNO. A. RAWLINS,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
General Wilson notified.
W. D. W.
NASHVILLE, May 17, 1865.
Colonel H. F. Sickles, commanding at Resaca, telegraphs to General Judah, at Chattanooga, that a courier from General Wilson just arrived reports that the left Atlanta on Sunday night, and that Jeff. Davis took train for Augusta Sunday.
WM. D. WHIPPLE,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 237.
Washington, May 17, 1865.
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6. Major Southard Hoffman, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty as assistant adjutant-general of the Department of the Cumberland, with rank and pay of lieutenant-colonel, under act of July 17, 1862, to date December 15, 1864.
By order of the President of the United States:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Macon, Gal., May 17, 1865.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:
Your telegram of the 15th, directing the arrest of A. H. Stephens, was arrested by my order I have the honor to report that Mr. Stephens was arrested by my order on the 11th instant and forwarded to Washington by Lieutenant Colonel B. D. Pritchard in the same party with Davis. I