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.


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