Greensboroa, April 27th, 1 P. M.Gen. J. C. Breckinridge,—You gave me orders on 25th to move on my return on 26th. I found Military Convention. I think I am free from its terms by your previous order. Have notified Gen'l Johnston that I will abide by your decision. Am ready to move as ordered. Answer here or Lexington.
Wade Hampton, Lt.-Gen'l
This has no endorsement. You perceive, from certain abbreviations, which are not omissions of mine, that the communication was apparently written in haste.
C. R. B.
Catawba Bridge, April 28th, 1865.Hon. John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War—My Dear Sir,—I send you a dispatch just received from General Hampton, by my A. A. G. Have the kindess to send me two mounted couriers. I sent you early this morning by my only courier two dispatches. Yours, truly,
Z. York, Brig. General.
This is from Colonel Hoke, as follows:
headquarters Charlotte, April 27th, 1865.General John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War: Dear Sir,—I send copy of telegram received at 11 O'clock to-day:
Greensboro, 27th April.Brigadier-General Echols,—A military convention has been made by General Sherman and myself terminating hostilities between our commands. Send intelligence to Secretary of War, if you can, and give information to Major-General Stoneman. (Signed)
I have sent a flag of truce, with a letter of General Cooper, to General Stoneman. Yours, respectfully,