March, communicated by Stanton
, were to be observed by Sherman
was ordered to proceed immediately to Sherman
's Headquarters and direct in person operations against the enemy.
Instructions were also sent in various directions to Sherman
's subordinates to disregard his orders.
started before daybreak on the 22nd, and from Fort Monroe
, at 3.30 P. M. the same day, he telegraphed to Halleck
, who had been placed in command at Richmond
: ‘The truce entered into by Sherman
will be ended as soon as I can reach Raleigh
with his cavalry toward Greensboro, North Carolina
, as soon as possible.
I think it will be well to send one corps of infantry also, the whole under Sheridan
Arriving at Raleigh
on the 24th, he informed Sherman
as delicately as possible of the disapproval of his memorandum, and directed him to impose upon Johnston
the same terms which had already been laid down to Lee
was thoroughly subordinate, and at once notified Johnston
that their arrangement had not been ratified.
‘I have replies from Washington
,’ he said, ‘to my communication of April 18th.
I am instructed to limit my operations to your immediate command, and not to attempt civil negotiations.
I therefore demand the surrender of your army on the same terms as were given to General Lee
, April 9th instant, purely and simply.’