WASHINGTON, D. C., May 7, 1865-9 p. m.
Major General O. O. HOWARD,
(Care of General Halleck, Richmond, Va.)
Leave your army for corps commanders to bring overland, and come on immediately yourself by water. Report on arrival to Secretary of War.
U. S. GRANT,
PETERSBURG, May 7, 1865
I have the honor to report the arrival of my command at this place. I will take three days' rations and move to Swift Creek to-morrow en route to Richmond.
O. O. HOWARD,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. ARMY OF THE TENN., Numbers 109.
Petersburg, Va., May 7, 1865.
I. The Seventeenth Army Corps, Major General F. P. Blair, commanding, will move to-morrow at such hour as the corps commander may direct to Swift Creek, crossing the creek with all troops and trains. On Tuesday, the 9th instant, the corps will march to and encamp in the vicinity of Manchester.
II. The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, will commence the march by Manchester on Tuesday, the 9th instant, dividing the distance into a march of two daysand encamping in the vicnity of the city. In passing through the city of Petersburg all trains of each corps will follow troops.
III. These headquarters will be removed to-morrow to the north side of the Appomattox River and be established near the city. The bridge trains will follow the Fifteenth Army Corps.
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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
A. M. VAN DYKE,
PETERSBURG, VA., May 7, 1865.
Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,
Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The following telegram in answer to one notifying General Halleck of the arrival of the army at this point was received to-day:
RICHMOND, VA., May 7, 1865.
Your command will be encamped at or near Manchester and not be permitted to enter Richmond until prepared to march through the city.
H. W. HALLECK,
The major-general commanding directs that the orders of Major General Halleck be strictly complied with.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. M. VAN DYKE,
(Same to General Blair and Lieutenant-Colonel Tweeddale.)