War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0382 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS, Near Williamsburg, N. C., May 3, 1865-2 a. m.

General DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: In consequence of the information gained from your letter* to General Slocum (which I opened as requested by its bearer), I will march my corps to Taylor's Ferry. I will send my pontoon train forward at daylight to report to you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. A. MOWER,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL

HDQRS. FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

FIELD ORDERS

Taylor's Ferry, Roanoke River, Va.,

No. 39.

May 3, 1865.

The corps will move to-day as follows: General Walcutt will cross the pontoon bridge as soon as completed (which will probably be before 11 a. m.) and will move by the most direct route through Boydton and Greensborough for Lewiston. Corps headquarters will move in the rear of General Walcutt. General Baird will follow corps headquarters. General Morgan will follow General Baird.

By order of Bvt. Major General J. C. Davis:

A. C. McCLURG,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIV., FOURTENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Va., May 3, 1865.

The order of march to-morrow will be as follws: First, the Second Brigade; second, the battery; third, the Third Brigade; fourth, the First Brigade. The division will move at 5 a. m. As heretofore the ambulances will be distributed throughout the column. The supply train, which is now three miles in advance of our camp, will move at daylight and will retain its position in front of the column as long as it does not obstruct the march of the troops.

By command of Brevet Major-General Baird:

JOHN. W. ACHESON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, Near Williamsburg, N. C., May 3, 1865-2 a. m.

Captain ROCHESTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I forward herewith a letter* from General Davis, which by his direction I had opened. It being satisfactory determined that we can make but one brigade with the material of both corps, I will send that portion of the pontoon with me forward to Colonel Moore, and will march my corps to Taylor's Ferry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. A. MOWER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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*See Davis to Dechert, May 2, p. 375.

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