War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0414 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Petersburg, Va. May 6, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WOODS,

Commanding First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to request you t move your command to a camp near Petersburg, at an early hour to-morrow morning. Please send a staff officer in advance to ascertain your camp-ground.

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

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, May 6, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SIR: I have the honor to report that this division broke camp near the Nottoway River about 5. 30 a. m. and marched on the Boydton plank to Picter's Run, within six miles of Petersburg, a distance of eighteen miles, and went into camp about 1. 30 p. m.

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

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Kirby's Plantation, Va., May 6, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I moved my division from Nottoway River to Stony Creek, breaking camp at 6. 30 a. m. and going into bivouac on the left bank of Stony Creek at 3 p. m. I pursued the Gaston road to its intersection with the old stage road, thence upon the latter to the creek above referred to crossing Nottoway River en route. Owing to the severe march made by my troops on the 5th instant, and the reception of your order being at so late an hour, it was impracticable to move my command at the hour designated in your letter. I have marched a distance of seventeen miles this instant.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION. FIELD ORDERS

FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS Numbers 66.

Kirby's Plantation, Va., May 6, 1865.

I. The march of this division will be continued to-morrow to the vicinity of Petersburg. Brigades in the order of Second, Third, First. The Second Brigade and battery breaking camp at 5 a. m., Third Brigade at 5. 30 a. m,. and First Brigade, with trains in usual order, at 6 a. m. General Rice will detail three companies to move in rear of the