War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0480 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, May 12, 1865.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Commanding Army of Georgia:

GENERAL: Yours to the general-in-chief has been read by him. We will move our headquarters this p. m., with the troops, to the point you speak of, at the roads forking.

I am, general, yours, &c.,

L. M. DAYTON,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF GEORGIA,

In the Field, Va., May 12, 1865.

Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your corps to-day to a church about six miles from Hanover Court-House, at which place the roads fork, the left-hand road leading toward Chilesburg and Raccoon Ford. The road to this point is not very bad, and you can probably reach here without much difficulty.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

PAMUNKEY RIVER, May 12, 1865--8 p. m.

Colonel A. C. McCLURG,

Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Fourteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The last of General Morgan's train has just crossed the pontoon. The water is rising rapidly, and I am hurrying my wagons across as rapidly as possible. I may have to move the bridge; hope not. It will take until 12 or 1 o'clock to get my command across.

Yours, &c.,

C. C. WALCUTT,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. 14TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 43.

Wyatt's Plantation, Va., May 12, 1865.

The corps will move to-morrow as follows: General Baird will march at 5 a. m. upon the direct road to Chilesburg. General Morgan will march at 7 a. m., taking the same road. General Walcutt will move at an early hour and will (unless his position to-night renders it inexpedient) take the road used by General Morgan from the Pamunkey. Major Downey will take up his bridge immediately after the passage of General Walcutt's command, and reporting to General Walcutt for orders, will move under his directions until further orders. Camps for to-morrow night will be indicated. Headquarters trains of the Military Division of the Mississippi and of the corps will move in rear of General Baird's division.

By order of Bvt. Major General J. C. Davis:

A. C. McCLURG,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.