War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0404 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Mr. Scott's House, One Mile and a half south of Little Nottoway River, Va., May 5, 1865.

This corps will march to-morrow toward Bevill's Bridge, over the Appomattox River, in the same order as to-day. General Ward will start at 5 a. m. the other divisions following at the usual intervals. The pontoon train will march at the head of the Third Division trains.

By command of Major General Joseph A. Mower:

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Scott's House, One Mile and a half south of

Little Nottoway River, May 5, 1865.

Major-General WARD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you encamp your division for the night on the stream between here and Big Nottoway River. General Williams will encamp on the Big Nottoway, and General Geary on the stream farther back.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

There are some good fields on this side of the stream.

H. W. P.

ORDERS.] HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, 20TH ARMY CORPS,

Near Nottoway River, Va., May 5, 1865.

This division will march at 5 a. m. to-morropw toward Bevill's Bridge over the Appomattox River, in the following order; Third Brigade, First Brigade, Second Brigade. The train will march in the same order as heretofore, in rear of pontoon train. Reveille will be sounded at these headquarters at 3 a. m.

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

ROBT. E. BEECHER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., May 5, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD, Raleigh:

Give no passes at present to Washington. The President does not desire to see delegations at this time. I have here permitted justices of the peace who took the oath of allegiance and are of good character to resume their functions. The idea that slavery has ceased must be everywhere impresed, but the freedmen must be made to understand that they are not to be fed by us. They must work for a living. They should not be permitted to leave the plantations and flock to the large cities, where they can get no labor.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.