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Lee's Surrender

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Grant the Cock of the Walk!

Johnson's Forces Demoralized.


Forrest Whipped.

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NEW YORK, April 10. — The Herald's correspondent recounts the pursuit of Lee's army.

The 24th corps reached near Hatch's and White's station on the South-side railroad on the morning of the 5th, with Gens. Grant and Ord.

The 5th corps and cavalry pushed on to Jettersville, on the Danville railroad, and arrived without any fighting until the night of the 4th.

The second, fifth and ninth were following closely in their rear, and by the night of the 5th they were all up on the Danville road and the 24th up to Burkesville junction.

It appears that Lee ordered that portion of his army, cut off by our piercing his line on Sunday, to join him at Amelia Court House, fearing to have them attempt to reach Burkesville junction and so on to Danville.

When General Grant reached Halloway C. H., a staff officer arrived, stating that Sheridan had encountered the enemy in small force at Jettersville, and had driven him and made important captures.

Our column had intended to go into camp, but Grant thought Lee's only hope was in forced marches, and therefore ordered the advance to be continued. The men, who had already tramped twenty miles, on being informed of the stirring news form Sheridan, clamored to march all night, and started off with cheers. Whenever Grant was recognized, as he rode along the line, the delight of the soldiers was expressed in the most enthusiastic manner. As one division exhausted itself in cheering, another would take it up, and so it went along the whole column. Soon another dispatch was received from Sheridan, and its contents were such as to cause Grant to leave the road and cut across the country to Sheridan's headquarters.

On the night of the 5th the army lay in line of battle, stretching across three or four miles of country, and facing Jettersville. Custar's division of cavalry lay on the right, and McKinzie's on the left.

The infantry was formed with the 6th corps on the right, the 5th in centre, and the second on the left.

During the night Lee moved off nearly all of his trains, and it was feared he would elude this column.

Order was to march in the morning towards Lynchburg, and cut off his retreat to any point south of that.

CINCINNATI, April 10. — A dispatch to Gen. Hooker, announcing the surrender of Lee's army, was received about ten o'clock last night. It was spread rapidly throughout the city, and immense crowds soon filled the streets.

Bonfires were lit at every corner, rockets filled the air and cannons were fired from all public places. The demonstration was continued all night.

Gov. Brough has appointed the 14th inst. for general thanksgiving.

Preparations are making for a grand celebration.

CLEVELAND, April 10. — A salute of two hundred guns is now firing. The town is wild with joy; business is suspended; processions are marching through the streets, with music and speeches.

GOLDSBORO, N. C., April 6. — Deserters and refugees report the evacuation of Raleigh, and that the enemy were throwing up works on the Tar river at Rocky Mount, about forty miles from here on the Weldon and Wilmington railroad. The enemy are burning the bridges and ties on the railroad, and carrying off the rails. It is thought that Johnston will go to the relief of Lee. His army is much demoralized.

BUFFALO, April 10. — There are great rejoicings here and at other cities, over the glorious news.

CINCINNATI, April 10. — By orders from the War Department, two hundred guns were fired at noon to-day. The city is lively with excitement, and very little business doing.