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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF VA. AND N. C., Numbers 55. Ford Monroe, Va., May 2, 1864.

I. Major General William F. Smith is hereby assigned to the command of the Eighteenth Army Corps, and will report directly to these headquarters.

II. Brigadier General A. H. Terry is hereby assigned to the command of the Twenty Army Corps, awaiting the arrival of Major General Q. A. Gillmore, and will report directly to these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, May 2, 1864.

Major Ge. WILLIAM F. SMITH,

Commanding, &c.:

General Weitzel will report to you on Wednesday morning. Have intelligence from Gillmore. He will be here to-morrow.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding.

YORKTOWN, VA., May 2, 1864.

Colonel SHAFFER,

Chief of Staff, Fort Monroe:

Aggregate for duty, not including artillery, at Fort Magruder and this post: Hinks, 5,715; Brooks, 5,866; Wistar, 5,052; Terry, 15,706; say mounted rifles, 400; say two regiments which reported last night, 840. Total, 33,579.

WM. F. SMITH,

Major-General.

FORT MONROE, May 2, 1864.

General SMITH:

The artillery and cavalry will be embarked at Newport News. They must to there ready to embark at daylight Wednesday morning.

J. W. SHAFFER,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. TROOPS,

Yorktown, Va., May 2, 1864.

General WISTAR,

Williamsburg:

The light batteries and all the cavalry of this command must be ready to embark at Newport News on Wednesday at daybreak. Please send work to Colonel West immediately.

By command of Major-General Smith:

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Operator will send copy of this to Colonel West.

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.