War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0637 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. PROVISIONAL CORPS, DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 46.

March 1, 1864.

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V. It being found impracticable, on account of the state of the roads, to subsist all the troops of this command at their present position, Bvt. Major General A. Ames will move the two brigades of his division now with him to a position just north of Smith's Creek.

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By order of Major General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 3.

Northeast Ferry, March 1, 1865.

I. This brigade will be ready to move at daylight to-morrow morning, March 2, in heavy marching order. All baggage of the brigade will be taken if wagons can be procured in the morning. If not, a sufficient guard will be left until transportation can be procured.

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By order of Bvt. Brigadier General Joseph C. Abbott:

E. LEWIS MOORE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT, Numbers 1.

New Berne, N. C., March 1, 1865.

1. The undersigned having been assigned to command of the District of Beaufort, including all the posts and U. S. forces in the Department of North Carolina north of and including Fort Macon, by Special Orders, Numbers 14, from headquarters Department of North Carolina, hereby assumed command.

2. The following officers of the staff are announced: Major Theodore Cox, asisstant adjutant-general; Major Tris. T. Dow, One hundred and twelfth Illinois Volunteers, acting assistant inspector-general; Captain Hobart Ford, One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Captain Edward E. Tracy, One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteers, aide-de-camp.

3. Headquarters of the district will be in the field.

J. D. COX,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT, Numbers 2.

New Berne, N. C., March 1, 1865.

I. The troops within this district, exclusive of post garrison and the First Division of the Twenty-third Corps, will be temporarily organized into two divisions as follows: First Division, Brigadier General I. N. Palmer commanding, will consist of One hundred and thirty-second New York Volunteer Infantry; Eighty-fifth New York Volunteer Infantry; Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry; Twenty-third Massachusetts Volunteer