Mobile bay, capturing Fort Morgan, etc., and the Federals held Pensacola, but had made no movement into the interior.
The closing scenes.
Major-General Maury commanded the Confederate forces garrisoning Mobile and adjacent works, with Commodore Farrand, Confederate Navy, in charge of several armed vessels.
Small bodies of troops were stationed at different points through the Department, and Major-General Forrest, with his division of cavalry, was in Northeast Mississippi.
Directing thre room for hesitancy.
Folly and madness combined would not have justified an attempt to prolong a hopeless contest.
General Canby was informed that I desired to meet him for the purpose of negotiating a surrender of my forces, and that Commodore Farrand, commanding the armed vessels in the Alabama river, desired to meet Rear Admiral Thatcher for a similar purpose.
Citronville, some forty miles north of Mobile, was the appointed place, and there, in the early days of May, 1865, the great