Grant Dictates Terms
Officers and Soldiers to be Parolled.
Johnston going to the Relief of Lee!!
Capture of Selma, Alabama!
Movements Before Lee's Surrender!
Enthusiasm in the Army!
A DAY AND NIGHT MARCH!
WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, April 9, — To Maj. Gen. Dix: — This department has received the official report of the surrender this day of Gen. Lee and his army, to Lieut. Gen. Grant on terms proposed by Gen. Grant.
E. M. STANTON, Sec'y War.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, April 9, 4:30 P. M. — Gen. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia this afternoon upon the conditions proposed by myself. The accompanying additional correspondence will show the conditions fully.
U. S. GRANT, Lieut. Gen.
APRIL 9th. — General: I received your note this morning at the picket line, whither I had come to meet you, and to ascertain definitely what terms were embraced in your proposition of yesterday, with reference to the surrender of this army. I now request an interview in accordance with the offer contained in yours of yesterday for that purpose.
Very respectfully your ob't servant,
R. E. LEE.
To Lt. Gen. Grant, comd'g U. S. Armies.
April 9. — Gen. R. E. Lee, commanding Confederate States Army, your note of this date is but this moment 11:50 received. In consequence of my having passed from the Richmond and Lynchburg R. R. to the Farmville and Lynchburg road, I am at this writing 4 miles west of Mathers' Church, and will push forward to the front for the purpose of meeting you. Notice sent to me on this road when you wish the interview to take place will meet. Very respectfully your obedient servant,
U. S. GRANT, Lt. Gen.
APPOMATTOX C. H., April 9.
Gen. R. E. Lee, Commanding C. S. A.:
In accordance with the substance of my letter to you of the 8th inst., I propose to receive the surrender of the army of Northern Virginia on the following terms, to-wit: Rolls of all the officers and men to be made in duplicate, one copy to be given to an officer designated by me, the other to be retained by such officer as you may designate, the officers to give their individual parole not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly exchanged, and each company or regimental commander to sign a like parole for the men of their commands.
The arms, artillery and public property to be packed and stacked, and turned over to the officers appointed by me to receive them. This will not embrace the side arms of the officers nor their private horses or baggage. This done, each officer and man will be allowed to return to their homes, not to be disturbed by the United States authority so long as they observe their parole and the laws in force where they may reside.
U. S. GRANT, Lieut. Gen.
April 9. — To Lieut. Gen. Grant: — I have received your letter of this date containing the terms of surrender of the army of Western Virginia. As they are substantially the same as those expressed in your letter of the 8th inst., they are accepted. I will proceed to designate the proper officers to carry the stipulations into effect.
Very Respectfully, your ob't serv't,
R. E. LEE.
NEW YORK, April 10. — The Herald's correspondent recounts the pursuit of Lee's army. The 24th corps reached near Black's and White's stations on the South Side Railroad on the morning of the 5th. Gens. Grant and Ord, with the 5th corps and cavalry, pushed on to Jettersville on the Danville Railroad, and arrived without any fighting until the night of the 4th. The 2d, 6th and 9th were following closely in their rear, and by the night of the 5th they were all up on the Danville road, and the 24th up to Burkesville Junction. It appears that Lee ordered that portion of his army cut off by our piercing his line on Sunday to join him at Amelia Court House, fearing to have them attempt to reach Burkesville Junction. When Gen. Grant reached Nottoway Court House a staff officer arrived stating that Sheridan had encountered the enemy in small force at Jettersville, and had driven him and made important captures. Our column had intended to go into camp, but Grant thought Lee's only hope was in forced marches, and he therefore ordered the advance continued.
The men who had already tramped 20 miles, on being informed of the stirring news from Sheridan, clamored to march all night, and started off with cheers. Whenever Grant was recognized, as he rode along the line, the delight of the soldiers was expressed in the most enthusiastic manner. As one division exhausted itself in cheering, another would take it up, and so it went along the whole column. Soon another dispatch was received from Sherman, and its contents were such as to cause Grant to leave the road and cut across the country to Sheridan's headquarters. On the night of the 5th the army lay in line of battle stretching across three or four miles of country, and facing Jettersville. Custar's division of cavalry lay on the right flank and McKinzie's on the left. The infantry was formed with the 6th corps on the right, the 5th in the centre, and the 2d on the left. — During the night Lee moved off many of his trains, and it was feared he would elude this column. Ord was to march in the morning towards Lynchburg, and, cut off his retreat to any point south of that place.