DEMOPOLIS, May 2, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel E. SURGET,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Meridian, Miss.:
Lieutenant Ward is here with authority to raise and organize negro troops given by General Morgan, and he wishes to know if he can do so pending the armistice. Answer immediately.
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.
OR Vol.49, Pt.2, p. 1276