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WAR DEPT., PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S BUREAU,

Washington, D. C., April 29, 1865.

Major General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General, Louisville, Ky.:

The Secretary of War having directed that the recruiting of men in the loyal States for the volunteer forces be stopped, now directs that the recruitment for the volunteer forces of all persons, including colored men, in all States be embraced in the order, and their enlistment be discontinued.

JAMES B. FRY,

Provost-Marshal-General.

Operator will send similar dispatch to the following: Colonel W. H. Sidell, Louisville, Ky.; Captain A. L. Hough, Nashville, Tenn.; Colonel Sheldon Sturgeon, New Orleans, La.; Major General N. P. Banks, New Orleans, La.; Major-General Canby, New Orleans, La.; Major-General Casey, Richmond, Va.; Major-General Halleck, Richmond, Va.; Major General Godfrey Weitzel, Richmond, Va.; Major-General Ord, Hilton Head, S. C.; Major- General Sherman, New Berne, N. C.; Major-General Schofield, New Berne, N. C.; Brigadier General I. N. Palmer, New Berne, N. C.; Captain Leslie Smith, Hilton Head, S. C.; Major General George H. Thomas, Nashville, Tenn.; Major General J. M. Palmer, Louisville, Ky.; Major General John Pope, Saint Louis, Mo.; Major General G. M. Dodge, Saint Louis, Mo.; Major-General Reynolds, Little Rock, Ark.; Major A. O. Vincent, Little Rock, Ark.; Brigadier General A. L. Chetlain, Memphis, Tenn.; Colonel E. B. Alexander, Saint Louis, Mo.; Major General N. J. T. Dana, Vicksburg, Miss.; Captain W. W. Lowe, Leavenworth, Kans.; Colonel W. H. Browne, Baltimore, Md.; Colonel William Innes, Nashville, Tenn.

CIRCULAR.] WAR DEPT., ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, April 29, 1865.

ALL CHIEF MUSTERING OFFICERS LOYAL STATES:

By direction of the Secretary of War all recruits-drafted, substitutes, and volunteers-for old regiments remaining in rendezvous will be immediately mustered out and honorably discharged the service under your direction. So soon as mustered out report them to Pay Department for payment. Arrange with rendezvous commanders accordingly.

Please acknowledge this by telegram and inform me of the number of be discharged.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

April 29, 1865.

Colonel J. A. WILCOX,

Columbus, Ohio:

Order of to-day directing musters out of new organizations not yet started to front does not apply to regiments raised from rebel prisoners, under direction of Generals Pope and Hooker.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Brigadier General T. G. Pitcher, Indianapolis, Ind., and Brigadier General James Oakes, Springfield, Ill.)