War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0384 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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wishes you to keep yourself informed of the progress made by the Fourteenth Corps in crossing, so that you can follow closely. In the march of to-morrow your division will be in advance.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Near's Taylor's Ferry, Va., May 3, 1865.

This division will march at 4. 30 a. m. to-morrow to Saffold's Bridge, in the following order: First Brigade, Second Division, Third Brigade. The artillery of the corps will precede the train of the division, and the supply train will follow them.

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By command of Bvt. Major General W. T. Ward:

ROBT. E. BEECHER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Raleigh, N. C., May 3, 1865.

Major-General COX,

Greensborough, N. C.:

Shall the Third Division trains follow the First and Second Divisions to-day, including the battery?

THEO. COX,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Raleigh, N. C., May 3, 1865.

Major-General COX,

Greensborough, N. C.:

A section of pontoon train has reported to these headquarters. Is it intended to go with the First and Second Divisions?

THEO. COX,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 3, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel THEODORE COX,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Twenty-third Army Corps:

The Third Division train will go under escort of a regiment which Genearl Carter may detail, and it can start when the rest of the division does. I have sent word by Doctor Frink as to headquarters. If railroad transportation can't be given for the Third Division in two or three days let two brigade march with the train and the Second Brigade come by rail as fast as possible. The pontoon train is not intended to come here at present, but get directions on that subject from General Schofield.

J. D. COX,

Major-General.