War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 0592 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES, Numbers 35.

City Point, Va., February 18, 1865.

I. Major General Carl Schurz, U. S. Volunteers, will report in person to Major General W. S. Hancock, commanding First Army Corps, for duty in recruiting same.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 18, 1865.

Major General W. S. HANCOCK,

Commanding First Army Corps, Washington, D. C.:

Major General Carl Schurz, U. S. Volunteers, has been ordered to report to you to aid in recruiting your corps with especial reference to his operating for this purpose in the Northwest. If, when the organiation of the corps is completed, you should prefer some other officer to command, General Schurz can be assigned to duty elsewhere.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JNO. A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL,

DEFENSES SOUTH OF THE POTOMAC,

Alexandria, Va., February 18, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. H. TAYLOR,

Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Two of the most notorious guerrillas, Augustine and Cox, were reported to be in Prince William. I sent a scout of First Michigan Cavalry after them last night, and their dead bodies have just been brought in. They were clothed in our cavalry uniform.

Respectfully,

H. H. WELLS,

Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General, Defenses South of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, MIDDLE MILITARY DIVISION,

February 18, 1865.

Brigadier General T. C. DEVIN,

LOvettsville, Va.:

A deserter from Mosby's command, just in, states that it was reported that 150 of White's men were to meet on the 16th between Leesburg and Middleburg. Look out for them.

WM. RUSSELL, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HARPER'S FERRY, W. VA., February 18, 1865.

Major KENNEDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cumberland:

Thirty-second New York Battery has been ordered to Parkersburg.

JOHN D. STEVENSON,

Brigadier-General.