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HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FITTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Little River, N. C., April 11, 1865.

Brigadier General E. W. RICE,

Commanding First Brigade:

You will at once securely picket your front and flank. By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

A. W. EDWARDS,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

In the Field, Pine Level, N. C., April 11, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeeth Army Corps:

GENERAL: In accordance with instructions received from the general-in-chief, it will be necessary to put the bridge train well in front. The general directs that it follow your leading division to-morrow, and orders will be sent for it to move at 4 a. m. Your movement will commence at 7 a. m. to allow it time to close up.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 93. Pine Level, N. C., April 11, 1865.

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III. The command will move to-morrow to Watson's Mill. The First Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will have the advance, and will move forward at 7 a. m. The pontoon train will follow the train of the First Division, and Brigadier General M. F. Force will detail a regiment as guard and to assist it in moving. The Fourth Division, Bvt. Major General G. A. Smisth commanding, will follow the First Division. The Third Division, Bvt. Major General M. D. Leggett commanding, will follow the Fourth Division. The Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel S. T. Hughes commanding, will move forward at 6. 30 a. m. by the Lowell Factory road.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, Numbers 83.

SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Near Pine Level Station, N. C., April 11, 1865.

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III. This command will be held in readiness to move at 9 a. m. to-morrow, following Fourth Division. The Second Brigade, Brigadier General R. K. Scott commanding, will have the advance and will march on the right of the road. The First Brigade, Brigadier General Charles Ewing commanding, will follow the Second Brigade. The battery will march in the road in advance. Ammunition wagons and ambulances and trains as heretofore.

By order of Bvt. Major General M. D. Leggett:

WM. H. HESSIN,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.