Monthly Archives: April 2015

Sunday, April 30, 1865

Wilmington, North Carolina I met Generals Hawley and Potter and found the little steamer Russia, Captain Smith, awaiting me. We embarked, and proceeded down the coast to Port Royal.

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Saturday, April 29, 1865

GOLDSBOROUGH, North Carolina April 29, 1865 3 a. m. General RAWLINS: I worked all day at Raleigh and am now here, en route to Charleston, where I will instruct Gillmore to send a garrison to Augusta to open communication with … Continue reading

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Friday, April 28, 1865

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI IN THE FIELD, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, April 28,1865. Lieutenant-General U. S. GRANT, General-in-Chief, Washington, D. C. Since you left me yesterday, I have seen the New York Times of the 24th, containing a budget … Continue reading

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Thursday, April 27, 1865

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 27, 1865. General JOHNSTON, Commanding Confederate Armies, &c., Greensborough: GENERAL: I herewith inclose you copies of my Field Orders, Nos. 65 and 66, which give General Schofield … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 26, 1865

Raleigh, North Carolina I again went up to Durham’s Station by rail, and rode out to Bennett’s house. We waited for some time as General Johnston was delayed by an accident with his railroad train. He sent word of his … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 25, 1865

Raleigh, North Carolina General Grant is here to discuss terms of surrender. The agreement I wrote was rejected. I wrote a reply to General Grant with my assessment of the situation: HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI IN THE FIELD, … Continue reading

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Monday, April 24, 1865

Raleigh, North Carolina Major Hitchcock reported by telegraph his return to Morehead City, and that he would come up by rail during the night. He arrived at 6 a.m., April 24th, accompanied by General Grant and one or two officers … Continue reading

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