War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0442 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Greensborough, N. C., May 8, 1865.

Lieutenant DAVID KILLE,

Commanding Detachment Ninth New Jersey Vols., Salisbury, N. C.:

Colonel Strickland's brigade will be down to-day, and will relieve your guards and detachment. This will be the authority when shown to Colonel Strickland. When your command is relieved you will return here with it and join the regiment.

THEO. COX.

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SALISBURY, May 8, 1865.

Major-General COX,

Commanding Twenty-third Corps:

Major Wolcott started from this place for Raleigh at 12 m. this day.

S. A. STRICKLAND,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Greensborough, N. C., May 8, 1865.

His Excellency the PRESIDENT:

SIR: In consequence of ill health, caused by disease contracted in the Mexican war, and aggravated during the present one, I hereby respectfully tender my resignation as major-general of volunteers. After having used my humble efforts for more than five years in aiding to crush the rebellion I was desirous of continuing in the Army until the formal declaration of peace. I am, however, admonished that the time has come for me to leave the service, and ask you to accept the above resignation.

That God in His mercy may sustain you is the hope of your obedient servant,

D. N. COUCH,

Major-General of Volunteers

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, No. 62.

Greensborough, N. C., May 8, 1865.

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IV. The One hundred and fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry is hereby detailed for the purpose of guarding the city of Greensborough. The commanding officer of the regiment will report at these headquarters for instructions. The reports of the regiment will be sent to brigade headquarters as usual.

By command of Brigadier-General Carter:

L. A. GRATZ

Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.