War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1285 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ALA., MISS., AND EAST LA.,

Meridian, May 6, 1865.

Major-General MAURY,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you march your division to this vicinity for the purpose of being paroled, leaving guards to public property at Demopolis and Cuba Station, these to be relieved by Federal guards in a few days. The negroes alluded to in your dispatch of yesterday will be disposed of on your arrival here. The operator at Cuba is reported to have left.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ALA., MISS., AND EAST LA.,

Meridian, May 6, 1865.

Colonel E. GATES,

Commanding Missouri Brigade, Jackson, Miss.:

COLONEL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you inform the troops under your command that their necessities in the navy of clothing will be provided for. Special provisions were made in this case,and although the clothing as well as the public property has been viturally surrender, Major-General Canby has promised that it shall be issued to the troops before they are disbanded and sent home.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ALA., MISS., AND EAST LA.,

Meridian, May 6, 1865.

Colonel L. L. WALKER,

President Military Court of North Alabama, Tuscaloosa:

COLONEL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 3rd instant. Terms of capitulation for the armies of this department having been agreed upon on the 4th instant between Lieutenant-General Tayor and Major General Canby, U. S. Army, the lieutenant-general commanding directs that you report at these headquarters as speedily as possible for the purpose of giving in your parole. In the terms of surrender no exceptions were made, and officers allowed to retain all their private property, horses, &c. If in communication with any of the other members of your court, the lieutenant-general commanding directs that you also instruct them to report to this place without delay.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.