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

Major-General COX,

Greensborough:

About 1,000 men will be sent up on train this p. m. or evening, 1,500 to-morrow, and the balance as fast as the trains can return and load. First and Second Divisions marched this morning at 7 o'clock and engineer battalion.

THOE. COX,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, 23rd ARMY CORPS,

Raleigh, N. C., May 3, 1865.

The division will move this morning in the following order: First Brigade, Second Brigade, Third Brigade, Fifth Illinois Battery, ambulances. Brigade commanders will not move until ordered. Colonel Thomas, commanding Third Brigade, will detail one regiment to guard the baggage and ammunition train and one regiment to gaurd the supply train.

By command of Bvt. Major General Thomas H. Ruger:

HENRY A. HALE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DIVISION, 23rd ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, May 3, 1865.

This division will move at 6. 30 o'clock to-morrow morning, in the following order, viz: Second Brigade, Third Brigade, First Brigade, Elgin Battery, ambulance train, ordnance train. The baggage and supply trains will follow the ordnance train of the Second Division. Brevet Brigadier-General Stiles, commanding First Brigade, will detail two regiments, one to guard the baggage and one to guard the supply train.

By command of Bvt. Major General Thomas H. Ruger:

HENRY A. HALE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brevet Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Second Brigade:

GENERAL: The general commanding the division directs that you proceed with your command by rail to Greensborough, N. C., as rapidly as transportation can be furnished. The division inspector has been directed to select proper camping ground and to point out its locality on your arrival at Greensborough. You will take with you, if possible, five day's rations. The trains and pack animals belonging to the brigade will follow by wagon road, under the direction of the division quartermaster, at such times as he may order.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. A. GRATZ,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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