War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0498 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 37.

Sugar Loaf, N. C., February 19, 1865.

I. The special order directing Company L, First Connecticut Artillery, to proceed to Fort Monroe, Va., is countermanded. Captain William G. Pride, First Connecticut Artillery, will withdraw from the north line of works the company of his detachment now stationed there, leaving only a guard for the guns, and will assume the command of Captain Everett's company of the Second Pennsylvania Volunteers, now encamped at the fort. With these four heavy artillery companies, viz, Companies B, L, and G, First Connecticut Artillery, Company [A], Second Pennsylvania Artillery, Captain Pride will garrison Fort Fisher and take every precaution for its defense during the present movement to the front. Colonel Coan, Forty-eigth New York Volunteers, will have the command of the infantry detachment left at the rear. As soon as transportation can be procured from the quartermaster's department the guns on the northern line will be moved to the fort.

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By order of Major General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Fort Anderson, N. C., February 19, 1865-3. 45 p.m.

Bvt. Major General A. AMES,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires you to march at once to the wharf at this place, where you will embark your command on the steamers now here, across the river, and report for further orders to Major-General Terry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CITY POINT, VA., February 19, 1865.

Brigadier General I. N. PALMER,

Commanding U. S. Forces, New Berne, N. C.:

You will immediately relieve the two companies (commanded by Major Laughlin) belonging to regiments serving in the Department of Virginia, and order them to report at once to Brigadier-General Gordon, at Norfolk, Va.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MOREHEAD CITY, February 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General PALMER,

New Berne:

Have arrived on Creole with some 800 men of Provisional Division, and await orders.

S. P. CARTER,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.