Reprinted in George Baylor, Bull Run to Bull Run: Four Years In the Army of Northern Virginia... (Richmond, VA: B.F. Johnson Publishers, 1900), 340.
John Osborne, Dickinson College
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Washington, April 19, 1865.
Major-General Hancock, Winchester:
If Mosby does not avail himself of the present truce, end it and hunt him and his men down. Guerrillas, after beating the armies of the enemy, will not be entitled to quarter.
U. S. Grant, Lieutenant-General.