War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0496 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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of five miles, this instant, breaking camp at 6 a. m., on the direct Ashland and Hanover Court-House road, where I arrived at 8. 30 a. m. placing my command in bivouac during the day, owing to the only road on which I was permitted to travel being occupied by the troops and trains of the Seventeenth Army Corps.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 123.

In the Field, Va., May 14, 1865.

The command will move forward to-morrow morning at 4 o'clock. The First Michigan Engineers, Major M. Grant commanding, will have the advance. The First Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will follow the First Michigan Engineers. The Fourth Division, Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith commanding, will follow the First Division. The Third Division, Brigadier General R. K. Scott commanding, will follow the Fourth Division. The pontoon train will follow the Third Division.

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

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Mr. McKenney's House, Va., May 14, 1865.

This command will march to-morrow to Chancellorsville in the same order as in the march of to-day, starting at 5 a. m. The pontoon train will precede the column, starting at 4 a. m., march to United States Ford, and lay a bridge over the Rappahannock River.

By command of Major General Joseph A. Mower:

H. W. PERKINS,

Brevet Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Chilesburg, Va., May 14, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that when you arrive at this point, if the division of the Fourteenth Corps, which is behind, has not crossed the road (going toward New Market), that you halt and give them the right of way. You can mass your troops and trains in the fields on the right of the road.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Po River, Va., May 14, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to inform you that General Williams' division will camp to-night on a small stream