May 5, 1865: Arrest Extra Billy

William "Extra Billy" Smith

Halleck orders the arrest of the Governor of Virginia, William “Extra Billy” Smith.

Official Records:


RICHMOND, VA., May 5, 1865-4 p. m.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN, or
Major-General SCHOFIELD:

Endeavor to arrest Governor “Extra” Billy Smith. He is believed to be in North Carolina or on the border of South Carolina. in this observe no department lines.

H. W. HALLECK.
Major-General.

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