War of the Rebellion: Serial 069 Page 0181 Chapter XLVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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lance and its return to the ambulance park will be noted, and the nature of the duty performed. This formality will be dispensed with while on the march or during battle.

III. The position of division ambulances in the column while the army is moving will be to the rear of each division, unless otherwise specially ordered.

By command of Major-General Smith:

N. BOWEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 32. In the Field, Va., May 24, 1864.

Hereafter all men and officers found outside of their camps without proper authority from division commander will be arrested and charged with disobedience of orders. Provost-marshals of the corps and divisions are ordered to send out pickets and see that this order be obeyed. Regimental commanders and officers having charge of men on detached duty are authorized to give permits to bathe, not to exceed 10 enlisted men to a company, under a non-commissioned officer, at 5 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. They will not be allowed to bathe within sight of steam-boat landings, and on no account near the line of pickets.

By command of Major-General Smith:

N. BOWEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTEENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Va., May 24, 1864.

Brigadier General J. H. MARTINDALE,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you immediately establish a line of pickets across the creek, one-quarter of a mile in front of the house, and reaching from the creek to the Appomattox River, with strong reserves. If necessary, you will throw a whole regiment over for this duty, totally disregarding the pickets from the gun-boats, as they are liable to be moved at any time, notifying form me. A company of cavalry will be ordered to report to you daily, for patrol duty in front of your line of pickets, in daylight, but will be withdrawn to this side of the creek at night, with the exception of a sergeant and 10 men. These latter will be ordered by you to report to these headquarters and to yourself any information that may come under their notice during the night. No gun-boat firing will of itself be noticed.

By command of Major-General Smith:

N. BOWEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, May 24, 1864-8 p.m.

Major-General BUTLER:

GENERAL: Reports from Wilson's Wharf state that Fitzhugh Lee demanded the surrender of the post at 2 p.m. At 5 o'clock his attack