War of the Rebellion: Serial 089 Page 1282 Chapter LIV. OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C.

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HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 20, 1864-3.40 a. m.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

But one of General Hoke's brigades will move this morning. You will therefore relieve him by but one of your brigades. Move it down at the time I previously ordered. The other brigades of your division will not be required to move to-day.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 20, 1864.

Major General J. B. KERSHAW,

Commanding Division:

Another one of Hoke's brigades will march at daylight to-morrow morning. You will have one of your brigades on his line to relieve it at that time.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 20, 1864-3.30 a. m.

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Commanding Division:

But one of your brigades can be taken to-day on the cars, and one can be carried to-morrow morning, and the other the day after. The men will be shipped on the Manchester side of the road and the horses on the Richmond side. Arrangements have been made to carry about fifteen horses to the brigade. You will relieve but one brigade this morning; the other will remain in camp and only move as they can be taken on the cars. General Kershaw, who relieves you, has been instructed to this effect. You can admit the ladies, whose passes are inclosed, into our lines. Let the flag be received by the same officer who received it yesterday, and let no change be visible in your line when the flag approaches.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. LATROBE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST ARMY CORPS,

December 20, 1864.

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Commanding Division:

Arrangements are made to move another one of your brigades to-morrow morning. General Kershaw will have a brigade on your line to relieve the brigade you send off at daylight, at which time you will order it to march for the Danville depot in Richmond. All of your details have