War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0413 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE TENN., Numbers 108.

Petersburg, Va., May 6, 1865.

The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, will encamp temporarily to the east of the Boydton plank road, or if within two miles of the town, east of the raod which leaves the Boydton road two miles out from the city and runs nearly direct to town. The Seventeenth Army Corps, Major General F. P. Blairk, commanding, will encamp to the west of the road above mentioned.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Petersburg, Va., May 6, 1865. (Received 8 p. m.)

Colonel T. S. BOWERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

My command is encamped six miles from this city. We commenced the march from Neuse River, near Raleigh, at 5 a. m. the 1st instant. Troops in good condition.

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, May 6, 1865.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, Petersburg:

The lieutenant-general congratulates your command on the extraordinary march it has made from Raleigh. He directs that you rest your men, provide yourself with supplies, and await Major-General Sherman's arrival.

T. S. BOWERS

Assistant Adjutant-General

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Stony Creek, Va., May 6, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I respectfully, report that I left my camp on Spencer's plantation at 5 a. m. to-day, moving toward Wyatt's Bridge, where I struck General Corse's column. Remaining here until 9 o'clock I resumed the march, and following some four miles this side the Nottoway River in rear of Major-General Corse, I took a road leading to the right, toward Stony Creek. I am in camp this evening on Stony Creek, twenty-one miles fromthe ground occupied last night. I will resume the march at 5 a. m. to-morrow. My headquarters are on Stony Creek.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.