War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0656 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 10.

New Berne, N. C. March 2, 1865.

The division will be ready to move to-morrow at 7 o'clock. All surplus baggage will be stored at New Berne. A small guard, not to exceed one man to a regiment, will be detailed by brigade commanders to take charge of the baggage until it can be brought forward. All the baggage will be stored in one place, and the details left will report to Lieutenant Patton, acting assistant quartermaster, First Brigade, for instructions. The troops will carry the intrenching tools until a wagon can be had for that purpose; at least 100 axes, 100 spades or shovels and 25 pickaxes to a brigade.

By command of Brigadier General T. H. Ruger:

J. E. CRAVENS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 9.

Wilmington, N. C., March 2, 1865.

I. Captain George H. Taylor, Company H, Sixteenth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, having reported in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 20, current series, from these headquarters, is hereby announced as acting aide-de-camp on the staff of the general commanding. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Brigadier-General Reilly:

CHAS. D. RHODES,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 20.

Wilmington, N. C., March 2, 1865.

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II. Colonel A. T. Wilcox, One hundred and seventy-seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as senior officer present, will assume command of the Second Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, to date from February 25, 1865.

By command of Brigadier-General Reilly:

CHAS. D. RHODES,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT FISHER, N. C., March 2, 1865.

Major J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I send report of the garrisons at Smithville and Forts Caswell and Fisher by messenger, which will reach you in the morning. * I have landed my men here and relieved the First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, who are now embarking. The Second Pennsylvania and my men are now doing the duty. This is correct, is it not? Please answer.

FREDK. W. PRINCE,

Major, Commanding Sixteenth New York Volunteer Artillery.

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*See next, post.

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