successfully, to get some news of the Wises.
General Henry A. Wise and son, brother-in-law and nephew of Mrs. Meade. Mr. Wise's command undoubtedly went with Longstreet to Tennessee, but whether he went I am not able to ascertain.
Headquarters army of the Potomac, September 30, 1863.
I am sorry to see you so anxious abou more at home.
Headquarters army of the Potomac, October 22, 1864.
Since I wrote to you we have received the news of Sheridan's last victory—this time over Longstreet, and with an army that had been surprised and driven in disorder for four miles. This certainly is very remarkable, and if not modified by any later intelligenannounced to you the surrender of Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia.
This I consider virtually ends the war. I have been to-day in the rebel camp; saw Lee, Longstreet, and many others, among them Mr. Wise.
They were all affable and cordial, and uniformly said that, if any conciliatory policy was extended to the South, peace