War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0398 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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furnish them the necessary railroad passes and subistence. Such persons must not be given passes to Raleigh or points on the sea coast, nor be permitted to congregate about towns or camps, there to live in idleness.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, May 4, 1865.

Major-General COX,

Greensborough, N. C.:

I infer from a dispatch from General Halleck that General Wright has some troops in North Carolina, south of Danville, which he wishes to withdraw into Virginia. Please communicate with im on the subject, and occupy, so far as may seem necessary, the country he desires to leave.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

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

In the Field, May 4, 1865.

Reveille will be sounded to-morrow morning at 6 o'clock. The division will march at 7. 30 o'clock in the following order: Third Brigade, First Brigade, Elgin Battery, Second Brigade, ambulances, ammunition train. Colonel McQuiston, commanding Second Brigade, will detail one regiment for guards for the ammunition train and one regiment for the baggage and supply trains. Regimental commanders will see that the men fill their centeens before marching.

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 4, 1865.

Colonel O. W. STERL,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding division directs that you have your command in readiness to move by rail to Greensborough, N. C., as soon as the Third Brigade has been transported to that point. You will please direct your quartermaster to obtain transportation as soon as possible.

I am, colonel, very respectfully,

L. A. GRATZ,

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Raleigh, N. C., May 4, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General HENDERSON,

Commanding Third Brigade:

GENERAL: The general of the division directs that you have your command in readiness to move by railorad to Greensborough as rapidly as transportation can be furnished. Transportation for some 700 men will be furnished at 12 m. to-day. One regiment of your command