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A Memory of May 5, 1865.
federate States; the Rise and fall of the Confederate States Government, Vol. I, page 310; the Richmond Dispatch, June 1, 1889; the Surgeon-General's office, Washington, D. C.
[From the Richmond, Va., Dispatch, August 19, 1901.]
A MEMORY OF MAY 5, 1865.
Orders Published in a Paper Announcing Cessation of Hostilities.
CONTRIBUTED BY D. H. LITTLEJOHN.
A very interesting newspaper "extra," published by the Greensville (S. C.) Southern Enterprise, on May 5, 1865, announcing the cessation of armed hostilities east of the Chattahoochee, is in possession of a citizen of Charlotte.
The extra covers only one side of a small sheet about 6x14 inches. The head is only one column wide. The story is as follows:
THE SOUTHERN ENTERPRISE.
Greenville, S. C.,
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 1865.
Cessation of Armed Hostilities East of the Chattahoochee River.
JOHNSTON AND SHERMAN'S ORDERS.
We have been furnished with a copy of the following important and interesting orders, which we give to the public in this shape. We hope soon to resume the regular issues of our paper. All are aware of the cause of the present suspension. The raiders, however, have done our establishment no very great or serious injury,