War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0422 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., May 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I respectfully report that at 5 a. m. to-day I left my camp on Stony Creek and marched on country roads in the direction of Petersburg. I found the roads very bad and such as to require considerable working. In consequence my advance was much delayed, and I did not reach the camp assigned me in the vicinity of Petersburg until 3 p. m. I have marched twenty miles since leaving camp this morning. I am now in position on the left of Major-General Corse, my headquarters being located near those of the general commanding the corps.

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

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Petersburg, Va., May 7, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WOODS,

Commanding First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that the corps will will commence the movemetn to Richmond, Va., Tuesday the 9th instant. The troops will be marched through Petersburg the morning of the 9th, and in the meanwhile the general desires that they may clean themselves and brighten their guns.

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

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Petersburg, Va., May 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the following movements of my division this instant: Breaking camp at 5 a. m. I moved upon the old stage road to a position near the Boydton road, one mile and a half from the city of Petersburg, where my command is now in bivouac, having marched seventeen miles.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 116.

Petersburg, Va., May 7, 1865.

The command will move forward to-morrow morning at 7 to Swift Creek, crossing the creek with all troops and trains. The Fourth Division, Bvt, Major General G. A. Smith commanding, will have the advance . The Third Division, Bvt. Major General M. D. Leggett commanding, will follow the Fourth Division. The First Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will follow the First Division. General Sherman's headquarters train will follow the First Michigan Engineers. In pass-