War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0194 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Neuse River, April 13, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the movement of my command as follows to-day: Breaking camp at 5 a. m. I move over the Eagle Rock road to its intersection with the Raleigh road, pursuing which latter I crossed the Neuse River near the Neuse MIlls, and placed my command in bivouac one mile from the river on the high ground contingent thereto, having marched a distance of sixteen miles.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 55. In the Field, N. C., April 13, 1865.

I. The troops of this division will march at 7. 30 a. m. to-morrow to Raleigh, N. C. Brigades in the order of Second, Third, First, battery following the leading brigade. Headquarters and regimental teams and pack-mules will move in rear of the division. First, pack animals; second, teams in the order of brigades; supply, ordnance, and ambulance trains, under guard of the Seventh Illinois Volunteers, will report to the chief quartermaster of the corps to be moved through in rear of all troops of same. In marching through the city the troops will be well closed up, music playing and colors unfurled, and the men at a shoulder arms in passing the commander-in-chief's headquarters.

By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

April 13, 1865.

Major-General BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general directs that when you strike the road leading to Battle's Bridge (near Holman's house), you need not go any farther to-night, as in all probability you will cross at Neuse Mills, unless you should hear heavy firing toward Raleigh, indicating an engagement, when you will push your pontoon to the front and put it down, preparatory to crossing in case assistance is needed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Holman's, N. C., April 13, 1865.

Captain A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Tennessee:

CAPTAIN: I am encamping at this point, as directed. Very heavy and rapid firng has been heard in the direction of Raleigh, indicating