War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0488 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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through and encamp a mile or two beyond this place to-day, in order to allow the Twentieth Army Corps to cross your route at this point to-morrow morning.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. M. THORNE,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[First indorsement.]

General Morgan will be guided by the above.

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

A. C. McCLURG.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

May 13, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier-General Walcutt for his information.

The general commanding does not know the state of your men and animals after last night's work, and therefore does not wish to give an order, but would be gratified if you also could camp to-night beyond the point indicated. He leaves it to your discretion.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Pamunkey River, Va., May 13, 1865--4. 30 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel A. C. McCLURG,

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

COLONEL: I have just succeeded by hard work in getting all my trains and infantry across the river. The water rose very rapidly, and I have found it necessary to take up the bridge and relay it below the old burnt bridge in order to get my pack mules, cattle, and the pontoon train over. I will not be able to start from this point before 10 o'clock. I was compelled to cross the train before everything else, and but barely got them over in time. Rest assured I will be along in good time. No sleep yet. Good night.

Very respectfully, &c.,

CHAS. C. WALCUTT,

Brigadier-General.

I did not get the pontoon until after dark last night.

WALCUTT.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Seven miles from Chilesburg, Va.,

Saturday, May 13, 1865--6. 30 p. m.

[Lieutenant Colonel A. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General:]

COLONEL: It will be impossible for me to go farther to-day, my men having lost their rest last night. I had everything safe over the bridge