War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0685 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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as relieving you for the present from duty as commandant of the post and fortifications of New Berne, as he deems your duties at New Berne of much more importance than any that would devolve upon you as chief of artillery under existing circumstances and situation of the forces in the field. You will be notified when a change of circumstances will require your presence at the front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEO. COX,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 40.

Charleston, S. C., March 4, 1865.

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III. Colonel E. A. Carman, Thirteenth New Jersey Volunteers, having reported for duty at these headquarters, is hereby assigned to the command of the Third Brigade, relieving Colonel H. von Hammerstein, who will be assigned to a command by him.

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By command of Brigadier General John P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty-fifth Mass. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HDQRS. NORTHERN DISTRICT, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Charleston, S. C., March 4, 1865.

Colonel E. N. HALLOWELL,

Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: You will hold your command in readiness to embark for Savannah as soon as transportation can be furnished them, when you will be notified from these headquarters. On arriving at Savannah you will report to Brevet Major-General Grover, commanding. The Thirty-fourth U. S. Colored Troops will be in readiness to embark for Florida.

By command of Brigadier General John P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty-fifth Mass. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Cheraw, S. C., March 5, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: An escaped prisoner, belonging to the Fifteenth Corps, who came in last night, reports that he heard General Butler tell one of his officers, who was going to take the order to a part of his command on this side of the river, that the whole army (rebel), trains and all, would pass through Rockingham.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.