War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0884 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS., No. 10. Kinston, N. C., March 17, 1865.

I. Captain R. C. Taggart, Company C, One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, having reported in compliance with Special Orders, No. 28, current series, from these headquarters, is hereby announced as acting assistant inspector-general for this division. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Brigadier-General Reilly:

CHAS. D. RHODES,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT, No. 12. In the Field, N. C., March 17, 1865.

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IV. Commanders of brigades will at once construct secure earth-works in the front of their lines. The left of the First Brigade will connect with the right of General Ruger's line of works, and the line will be made continuous from that point to the right of the brigade of Colonel Claassen, the extreme right of which will be well thrown to the rear. This completed, strong abatis will be constructed in front of the line, and the neighboring works and thickets sufficiently slashed to make all approaches from the front as difficult as possible.

V. The brigade of General Harland is designated for the duty ordered in Special Orders, No. 5, paragraph II, current series, from the headquarters Department of North Carolina, Army of the Ohio.

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By command of Brigadier-General Palmer:

J. A. JUDSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCHING ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL CORPS,

South Washington, D. C., March 17, 1865.

The command will move to-morrow at 10 a. m., General Palmer's division leading, followed by the pontoon train. General Ames' division will follow, one brigade being detailed as rear guard to follow the train and furnish the necessary details to assist it upon the road.

By command of Major General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, March 17, 1865.

Lieutenant R. W. REID,

Fort Fisher:

Proceed with your troops to Beaufort, N. C., and report to the commanding officer, who will forward them to their respective regiments, which are with General Schofield, as soon as possible. If you have mails or passengers for Wilmington transfer them to the Hancox, if possible.

GEO. S. DODGE,

Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster.