HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Tar River, May 1, 1865 - 5. 15 p. m.
Major C. CADLE,
MAJOR: I have the honor to report my troops and train all in camp north of Tar River. I would respectfully request that General Sherman's headquarters train be assigned a position either before or behind my division. To-day it came in the midst of my train, making it impossible for my headquarters to properly care for a move his teams. If it is to move in the center of my train I would respectfully ask that my quartermaster have charge of it while so situated.
M. D. LEGGETT,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF GEORGIA, No. 61.
In the Field, May 1, 1865.
I. The Fourteenth Army Corps, in the movement to Richmond, will take the road through Boydton, Lewiston, Nottoway Court-House, and Amelia Court-House. The Twentieth Army Corps will take the most direct road east of the one taken by the Fourteenth Corps, and west of the road through Lawrenceville, Dinwiddie Court-House, and Petersburg, the latter road being occupied by the Army of the Tennessee.
By command of Major-General Slocum:
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. 14TH ARMY CORPS, No. 38.
Oxford, N. C., May 1, 1865.
The corps will move to-morrow as follows: Lieutenant-Colonel Moore will move promptly at daylight upon the direct road to Taylor's Ferry over the Roanoke River, push on his trains as rapidly as possible, and construct a bridge at once at or near that point without further orderes. Corps headquarters will move at 5 a. m. and will follow Colonel Moore. General Walcutt will move at 6 and will follow the same road. General Baird will move at 6 a. m. and will follow General Walcutt. General Morgan will move through Oxford and will follow the column.
By order of Bvt. Major General J. C. Davis:
A. C. McCLURG,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, May 1, 1865.
Major R. P. DECHERT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
MAJOR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of to-day, in which you state that the Third Division of my corps has been on the road all day and has marched but five or six miles. The orderly who brought your dispatch states that he passed the head of General Ward's division three miles from this point, and this point is twenty-one miles from where General Ward's division