War of the Rebellion: Serial 095 Page 0819 Chapter LVIII. THE APPOMATTOX CAMPAIGN.

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The following sketch represents the position of the Fifth Corps at Dark March 31, 1865:

*Map.

The following is the report of casualties in Fifth Army Corps March 31, 1865:

Killed Wounded

Command Officers Men Officers Men

Cavalry escort ........ ..... ........ 1

Artillery ....... 1 ........ 6

First Division 2 21 7 143

Second Division 1 50 25 249

Third Division 1 50 20 360

Total 4 122 52 759

Missing Total

Command Officers Men Officers Men Aggregate

Cavalry escort ........ ..... ........ 1 1

Artillery ....... ..... ........ 7 7

First Division ....... 5 9 169 178

Second 3 335 29 634 663

Division

Third Division 3 124 24 534 558

Total 6 464 62 1,345 1,407

My desire to retain the position we had gained after so much hard fighting, and which I considered under the circumstances so advantageous to us, was not accomplished, and orders came to fall back.

At 9.17 p. m. I received the following by telegraph dispatch, written by General Webb at 9 p. m.:

You will by the direction of the major-general commanding, draw back at once to your position within the Boydton plank road. Send a division down to Dinwiddie