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  • 3. Private horses, and other private property of both officers and men, to be retained by them.
  • 4. The commanding general of the Military Division of West Mississippi, Major-General Canby, will be requested to give transportation by water, from Mobile or New Orleans, to the troops from Arkansas and Texas.
  • 5. The obligations of officers and soldiers to be signed by their immediate commanders.
  • 6. Naval forces within the limits of General Johnston's command to be included in the terms of this convention.

(Signed) J. E. Johnston, General commanding Confederate States Forces in N. C. (Signed) J. M. Schofield, Major-General commanding United States Forces in N. C.

General Sherman assured me that he would remove from the department all the troops he had brought into it as soon as practicable, after returning to his headquarters, leaving only those of General Schofield's command, who were thought necessary for the maintenance of law and order. Accordingly, on the 27th (the day after), his order No. 66 of that year was published, announcing a final agreement between us, terminating the war east of the Chattahoochee River; sending his own army to Washington; Major-General Wilson's cavalry back to the Tennessee River, near Decatur; and directing Major-General Stoneman's division to return to East Tennessee.

General Sherman was accompanied on this occasion by several among the most distinguished officers of the United States Army. The impression was

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