War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0376 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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ORDERS.] HDQRS. THIRD DIV., TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

May 2, 1865.

This division will be in readiness to march to-morrow at 4. 30 a. m. in the following order: Third Brigade, First Brigade, Second Brigade. Trains will march the same as heretofore. The attention of brigade commanderes is called to the order in regard to the destruction of corps. They will see that no pack or other animals are allowed to graze where crops are growing. Reveille will be sounded at these headquarters at 2. 30 a. m.

By command of Brevet Major-General Ward:

ROBT. E. BEECHER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, May 2, 1865.

General JOHNSTON, Greensborough:

I will start for Greensborough at 7 o'clock this morning.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

DURHAM'S, May 2, 1865.

Major COX,

General Cox's Headquarters:

The following dispatch just received:

GREENSBOROUGH, May 2, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

GENERAL: I will send Captain Lyon and Lieutenant Nelson to Hillsborough. I think we will get through to-night. There should be two good regiments here at once. This whole army is dissolving and raising the devil. We [must] have men to guard ordnance stores.

WM. HARTSUFF,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

Send up the Ninth New Jersey.

J. D. COX,

Major-General.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 2, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel THEODORE COX,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Let the First and Second Division start in the morning for this place. Let the Third Division come by cars as fast as the superintendent of the railroad can furnish transportation. Let headquarters come by railroad. Telegraph me how rapidly the transportation can be furnished. The troops should have rations enough to last them through. I will determine in the a. m. whether I will come back to Raleigh.

J. D. COX.

MOREHAD, May 2, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I commence embarking my command to-morrow morning. Will get off in two days. Everything of my command left Goldsborough.

H. W. BIRGE,

Brevet Major-General.