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[283] the officer receiving it, for the information of their respective commanders.

IV. Officers and men paroled under this agreement will be allowed to return to their homes with the assurance that they will not be disturbed by the authorities of the United States as long as they continue to observe the conditions of their paroles and the laws in force where they reside, except that persons resident in northern States and not excepted in the amnesty proclamation of the President, may return to their homes on taking the oath of allegiance to the United States.

V. The surrender of property will not include the side-arms or private horses or baggage of officers.

VI. All horses which are in good faith the private property of enlisted men will not be taken from them. The men will be permitted to take such with them to their homes, to be used for private purposes only.

VII. The time, mode and place of paroling and surrender of property will be fixed by the respective commanders, and it will be carried out by commissioners appointed by them.

VIII. The terms and conditions of this convention to extend to all officers and men of the army and navy of the Confederate States, or any of them being in or belonging to the Trans-Mississippi department.

IX. Transportation and subsistence to be furnished at public cost for the officers and men (after beingparoled) to the nearest practicable point to their homes.

(Signed) S. B. Buckner, Lieutenant-General and Chief of Staff. (For Gen. E. Kirby Smith.) (Signed) P. Jos. Osterhaus, Major-General of Volunteers and Chief of Staff. (For Maj.-Gen. E. R. S. Canby, commanding military division of West Mississippi.)

Having carefully followed the Arkansas men in many Trans-Mississippi campaigns where fighting was frequent and hardship was familiar, we will turn attention, in the following chapters, to their comrades, under General Cleburne and other brave officers, with whom arduous and dangerous service was done on the east, as it was on the west, of the Mississippi

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