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from visiting or holding communication with Davis or Clay verbally or in writing and establish such rules and orders as will secure the prisoners. Place sufficient force at Fortress Monroe to secure against surprise, attack, or any effort at rescure or escape.

E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., May 19, 1865. (Received 8.20 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Orders about Fort Monroe received too late to pass obstructions to-night. Will start at daylight to-morrow morning and reach Fort Monroe by 12 m.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

RICHMOND, VA., May 19, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Washington:

An officer will be immediately sent to Washington with report on the mining of Libby Prison and two witness to prove it.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

[MAY 19, 1865.-For correspondence relative to the assignment of Brevet Major-General Miles with headquarters at Fort Monroe, see Series I, Vol. XLVI, Part III, pp. 1174, 1175.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 243. Washington, May 19, 1865.

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7. Bvt. Major General N. A. Miles, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Army of the Potomac, and will immediately proceed to Fort Monroe, and from there report by telegraph to and await orders from Major General H. W. Halleck, commanding Military Division of the James. He has permission to take with him the following-named officers, serving on his staff while commanding First Division, Second Army Corps: Major N. Church, Twenty-sixth Michigan Volunteers; Captain J. D. Black, One hundred and forty-fifth Pennsylvania; Captain

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[MAY 19, 1865.-For orders directing arrest of Howell Cobb and Robert Toombs, and resulting correspondence, see Series I, Vol. XLIX, Part II.]

[MAY 19, 1865.-For Grant to Stanton, in regard to the arrest of Governor Brown, of Georgia, see Series I, Vol. XLIX, Part II, p. 836.]