Armies of the Confederate States

April 9, 1865


Special Order:



          Lieut General J. Longstreet, Major General J. B. Gordon, and Brigr: General W. N. Pendleton are hereby designated to carry into effect the stipulations this day entered into between Lieut General U. S. Grant, Comm’d’g the Armies of the United States and General R. E. Lee, Commdg the Armies of the Confederate States, in which Genl: Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.


By command of General R. E. Lee.

W.H. Taylor, A. A. General


Source: The Archives of the Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation, Papers of the Lee Family, Box 3, M2009.326, Jessie Ball duPont Library, Stratford Hall


Transcribed by Colin Woodward, 2015 October 30