II. Major General E. O. C. Ord, U. S. Volunteers, to the command of the Department of the South, relieving Major General Q. A. Gillmore, U. S. Volunteers, who, upon being relieved, will report to the Adjutant-General of the Army, at Washington, for orders.
By order of the Secretary of War:
W. A. NICHOLS,
[APRIL 16, 1865. - For General Orders, Numbers 66, Adjutant-General's Office, announcing death of President Abraham Lincoln, see Vol, XLVI, Part III, p. 788.]
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Raleigh, April 16, 1865.
Major General O. O. HOWARD,
Commanding Army of the Tennessee;
GENERAL: The general-in-chief has arranged for a meeting with General J. E. Johnston near Durham Station, North Carolina Railroad, at 12 m. April 17, and to accomplish it will leave here at 8 a. m. by railroad. Until further orders he directs that all troops will remain as they are at this time, the movements as directed in Special Field Orders, Numbers 55, being for the time being suspended.
I am, general, with respect,
L. M. DAYTON,
(Same to Generals Slocum and Schofield.)
HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Morrisville, N. C., April 16, 1865.
Captain VAN DYKE,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Tennessee:
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that your orders to send one division to this point reached me after my headquarters were on the road, and I determined to push on with General Corse, sending back orders for the other divisions to go into camp near Raleigh. The severe storms of yesterday rendered the roads almost impassable; General Corse's light train is but now coming into park. This division is encamped defensively in and around this village. The main obstacle was the swollen crossing of Bear Creek, the water coming into the wagon beds. I have the honor to inquire what are the intentions of the general commanding with reference to the other divisions of the corps?
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN A. LOGAN,
BY MAX WOODHULL,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.