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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Lawrenceville, Va., May 5, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR, Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Logan will move on to-day to the Nottoway River, over which he will have to build a bridge about seventy feet in length. The delay necessary to build this bridge will enable you to come up with him. Our headquarters will move forward to the Boydton plank rod and will move in advance of your column, so that if you have any message to send forward the bearer will move in advance of your column, so that if you have any message to send forward the bearer will find us on that road. The general sent dispatches to Petersburg this morning, providing that a supply of salt meat be in readniess at that point by Sunday evenig or Monday morning. The general directs that the bridge train follow your column for the present. The Petersburg Express of the 29th instant has a dispatch from the War Department stating that I Wilkes Booth and Herold were chased from the swamps in Saint Mary's County, Md., pursued to the vicinity of Port Royal on the Rappahannock. The barn in which they took refuge was fired. in trying to escape Booth was shot through the head and killed, lingering about three hours. Herold was taken alive.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 114.

Spain's Plantation, Va., May 5, 1865.

The command will move forward to-morrow at daylight in the same order as to-day. If the day is clear and hot the command will halt at 11 a. m. and starting again at 2. p. m. will march until sundown.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BLACKS AND WHITES STATION, May 5, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER, Richmond:

The Twentieth Corps will encamp at this place to-night; the Fourteenth at Nottoway Court-House. Both corps will be near Richmond Monday. Please inform General Easton and General Beckwith, chief quartermaster and chief commissary of subsistence of General Sherman's command.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS

In Camp, Four Miles north of Nottoway Court-House, Va.,

May 5, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel A. C. McCLURG.

Chief of Staff, Fourteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: In camp at this point with my division making a march of twenty-seven miles. Roads rather rough and heavy for the trains, in consequence of rain. I hear nothing from the Twentieth Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brevet Major-General.