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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)
end, John C. Breckinridge, Sec. of War. This paper is endorsed: Charlotte, N. C., April 23, 1865. Letter John C. Breckinridge to the President. This is a copy of the original, and seems to be in the handwriting of Col. James Wilson. Here and there are a few small corrections in the handwriting of my father; as, for instance, an and is scratched and above it or is placed. This is next to the last word in the letter. C. R. B. headquarters First brigade E. Tenn. Cav. Div'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, Breve