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ecution, when notification reached me of the surrender by Johnston of all the enemy's forces east of the Chattahoochee river. General Wilson received similar notification from General Sherman direct, through the enemy's territory, and immediately took measures to receive the surrender of the enemy's establishments at Atlanta and Augusta, and to occupy those points, detailing for that purpose Brevet Major-General Upton, with his division. General McCook was sent with a force to occupy Tallahassee, Florida, and to receive the surrender of the troops in that vicinity. Thus a cordon of cavalry, more or less continuous, was extended across the State of Georgia from northwest to south-east, and communication established through the late so-called Southern Confederacy. With characteristic energy, Generals Wilson and Palmer had handbills printed and profusely circulated in all directions throughout the country, offering the President's reward for the apprehension of Davis, and nothing could
eorgia. I had received across the rebel telegraph wires cipher despatches from General Wilson at Macon, to the effect that he was in receipt of my Orders No. 65, and would send General Upton's division to Augusta, General McCook's division to Tallahassee, to receive the surrender of those garrisons, take charge of the public property, and execute the paroles required by the terms of the surrender. He reported a sufficiency of forage for his horses in South-west Georgia, but asked me to send h government, whether loose or in prison. With the exception of some plundering on the part of Lee's and Johnston's disbanded men, all else in North Carolina was quiet. When to the number of men surrendered at Greensboroa are added those at Tallahassee, Augusta, and Macon, with the scattered squads who will come in at other military posts, I have no doubt fifty thousand (50,000) armed men will be disarmed and restored to civil pursuits by the capitulation made near Durham's station, North Ca
about five hundred men of his division, was sent to Tallahassee, Florida, with orders to receive the surrender of the rebelsed men, proceeded from Macon, Georgia, en route for Tallahassee, Florida, on the fifth day of May, 1865, for the purpose of asville, by wagons. On the tenth instant I reached Tallahassee, Florida, a distance of two hundred and ten miles from Maconto Bainbridge, leaving me only three hundred men at Tallahassee, Florida. Colonel W. Cooper, Fourth Kentucky cavalry, wituthorities. A memorandum of all the cotton in and about Tallahassee, Thomsonville, and Albany was taken, with names of claiml Upton 6,315 Augusta, Ga. May. General McCook 7,200 Tallahassee, Fla. May. Captain Hathaway 2,816 On the march. April. Man to Atlanta and Augusta to-morrow-and General McCook to Tallahassee — for the purpose of carrying out your instructions. Anl McCook will start to-morrow with a small force to Tallahassee, Florida, to receive the surrender of the troops under the c