Gen. Sheridan is on his way west to take command of our forces beyond the Mississippi. I wrote him to inform him of Kirby Smith’s surrender.
WASHINGTON, May 28, 1865-11. 30 a. m.
Saint Louis, Mo.:
Buckner and Price, for Kirby Smith, have surrendered to General Canby all forces west of the Mississippi. I have directed Canby to push troops to the Rio Grande without waiting arrival of Twenty-fifth Corps; also to garrison Galveston. You had better push down the river at once and proceed to carry out the convention and garrison Texas and Louisiana as soon as it can be done.
U. S. GRANT,
The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 15, p 103-4
O.R., I, xlviii, part 2, p 639