War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0184 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 12, 1865.

A dispatch has just been received from General Grant to General Sherman, announcing the surrender of Lee's entire army to General Grant. It took place at Appomattox Court-House on the 8th [9th] instant.

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 94. In the Field, N. C., April 11, 1865.

The command will move to-morrow morning as follows: 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. Smith commanding, will follow the First Division on the road taken by that division, moving at daylight. The Third Division, Bvt. Major General M. D. Leggett commanding, will, if practicable, take the road on which the Fifteenth Corps moved; otherwise it will follow the Fourth Division, moving at daylight. The troops will move on the right of the train.

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By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, April 12, 1865.

Bvt. Major General M. D. LEGGETT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say, in sending the inclosed order,* that he wishes you to send an officer in the morning to explore the road taken by the Fifteenth Army Corps to-day, and if you think it better to take that road than to follow the Fourth Division to do so. The orad of the Fourth Division, after passing the swamp, is good, but the Fifteenth Corps road is the shortest. Use your own judgment about it.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. E. WARE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQPS. 3rd DIV., 17TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 84. Pine Level Station, N. C., April 12, 1865.

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III. This command will be ready to march to-morrow morning at 6 o'clock in the same order as of to-day, except the First Brigade will have the advance, and the Second Brigade will follow it.

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

WM H. HESSIN,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* See next, ante.

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