“General Johnston surrendered … on the basis agreed upon between General Lee and myself”

After my arrival, Gen. Sherman offered Johnston the same terms which Lee accepted.  Johnston accepted those terms as well.  I wrote Gen. Halleck,

RALEIGH, N. C., April 26, 1865-10 p. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Richmond, Va.:

General Johnston surrendered the forces under his command, embracing all from here to the Chattahoochee, to General Sherman, on the basis agreed upon between General Lee and myself for the Army of Virginia. Please order Sheridan back to Petersburg at once. If you think proper a sufficient force may go on to Danville to take possession of all munitions of war that may be stored there. Send copy of this to the Secretary of War.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

 

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 14, p 434

O.R., I, xlvii, part 3, p 312