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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 12. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Last letters and telegrams of the Confederacy—Correspondence of General John C. Breckinridge. (search)
iv'n. Lincolnton, N. C., April 23rd, 1865. General,—I have the honor to acknowledge receipt by flag of truce from you of two communications addressed to Major-General Stoneman, one from Major-General Sherman and one from General J. E. Johnston. These communications were immediately forwarded to General Stoneman through the Headquarters of this Cavalry Division, and I have no doubt that a reply will be sent by flag of truce within a few days. I am, General, your obedient servant, Wm. J. Palmer, Brevet Brigadier-General Commanding Brigade. Major-General J. C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War, Charlotte, N. C. Greensboroa, April 27th. Brig.-Gen'l Z. York,--Your dispatch rec'd. Will communicate with you. Forward following to Gen'l Breckinridge immediately. Wade Hampton, Lt.-General Greensboroa, April 27th, 1 P. M. Gen. J. C. Breckinridge,—You gave me orders on 25th to move on my return on 26th. I found Military Convention. I think I am free from its terms by your p