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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Three miles from Fredericksburg, Va., May 16, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report that this division broke camp at 7 a. m., moving in the center of the column, the First Division being in advance and the Fourth Division in the rear, and went into camp about five miles from Fredericksburg at 4. 30 p. m., having made a distance of twenty-two miles.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Mill Creek, Va., May 16, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I have this day moved my command from White Chimney to Mill Creek via Reedy Mills and Clifton and Bowling Green, a distance of twenty-two miles, traversing the old stage road and crossing the Mattapony River and Mill Creek en route. The movement was commenced at 5 a. m. sharp, and the command had been placed in bivouac at 5 p. m. My train, having been placed in advance of the troops, moved at 4 a. m. and closed on the Second Division at Clifton Rest before it had broken camp, and in consequence I was compelled to mass my division, making a halt of the hour and a half. If I am not otherwise directed by the major-general commanding I shall continue my march to-morrow, breaking camp at 5 a. m.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 125.

In the Field, Va., May 16, 1865.

The command will move forward to-morrow as follows: The First Michigan Engineers will have the advance and will move forward at 5 a. m. The Fourth Division, Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith commanding, will move forward at 4 a. m. The bridge train will be prepared to move at 4. 30 a. m. and will follow the Fourth Division. The Third Division, Brigadier General R. K. Scott commanding, will move forward at 4 a. m. and will follow the bridge train. The First Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will be prepared to move at 6 o'clock and will follow the Third Division.

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

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Town Creek, Va., May 16, 1865.

This corps will march to-morrow to Brentsville in the following order, viz: Second Division, Third Division, First Division, starting at 5 a. m.