Warrenton, a distance of nine miles; thence to Robinson's Ferry, on the Roanoke, a distance of fourteen miles, making twenty-three miles in all, and went into camp at 5 p. m.
I am, sir, yours, very respectfully,
W. B. HAZEN,
HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, On Roanoke River, N. C., May 3, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHUL,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report the following movements of my division this instant: Breaking camp at 5 a. m. I moved, via Warrenton and Macon Station, upon what is designated as the old stage road, to Roanoke River, upon the right bank of which my division is now in bivouack, having marched seveteen miles. The rear guard of my division moved into its camp at 3 p. m.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN. M. CORSE,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS
FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 63.
Roanoke River, N. C., May 3, 1865.
I. This division will move, independent of its corps, on the Eaton Ferry, and Westward Bridge roads, breaking camp at 5 a. m. promptly. Brigades in the order of Second, Third, First. Trains and battery in their usual order. General Rice will throw three companies in rear of the entire train. The provost guard in rear of the column will relieve and bring forward all safeguards placed at residence of citizens. Brigade commanders will habitually halt their brigades once every hour and a half at least ten minutes, without regard to the command in their front or rear.
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By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:
L. H. EVERTS,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Robinson's Ford, N. C., May 3, 1865.
Major General F. P. BLAIR,
Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that the brigade will be ready for you probably at 11 a. m. to-morrow, and certainly at 12 m. After crossing the Roanoke you will take the direct road toward Lawrenceville as far as White Plains, where you turn to the left to Pennington's Bridge over the Meherin River, which is reported to be in repair, and from there make your way by the most directs roads to the Boydton plank road.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. M. VAN DYKE,