War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0479 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. --UNION.

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under charge of Lieutenant-Colonel Fort, chief quartermaster, to Hanover Court-House. Corps headquarters will precede the infantry column.

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By order of Major General John A. Logan:

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 71.

Near Manchester, Va., May 12, 1865.

I. The troops of this division will march at 6 a. m. to-morrow, passing through Richmond and thence in the direction of Hanover Court-House. Brigades in the order of Second, Third, First. Battery following the ordnance brigade. An ambulance for each regiment will follow in rear of its respective brigade. All other trains, including headquarters wagons, will follow in rear of division in the order of their respective commands. Lieutenant Harrison, acting assistant quartermaster, Third Brigade, taking charge and regulating the same.

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By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 121.

Chickahominy River, Va., May 12, 1865.

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II. The command will move forward via Hanover Court-House. The Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry will have the advance and will move forward at 4 a. m. The Third Division, Brigadier General R. K. Scott commanding, will follow the Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry. The First Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will follow the Third Division. The Fourth Division, Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith commanding, will follow the First Division. The First Michigan Engineers, Major M. Grant commanding, will follow the Fourth Division. The pontoon train will move forward at 3. 30 o'clock.

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By order of Bvt. Major General M. D. Leggett:

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Hanover Court-House, May 12, 1865.

Major-General SLOCUM:

DEAR GENERAL: I will move this p. m. with Davis to the forks of the road, and, it maybe, accompany him and join Mower at the point where he crosses Davis' road. I would like to see the country about Spotsylvania Court-House, and thence by Warrenton and Manassas to Alexandria. I will hardly reach Chilesburg to-night. Be careful to give Davis and Mower the best information you have of the road.

Yours, truly,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.