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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Dumfries, Va., May 17, 1865.

General WILLIAM E. STRONG,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: By direction of General Sherman I inclose you official copy of General Orders, Numbers 91, current series, War Department, for your information. * Major General John A. Logan will at once assume command of all parts of the Army of the Tennessee by his direction, he having been so notifield.

I am, general, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Dumfries, Va., May 17, 1865.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Inclosed, by direction of Major General W. T. Sherman, I send you official copy of General Orders, Numbers 91, current series, War Department. * The general desires that you assume command of all parts of the Army of the Tennessee, and also that I shall say that he would announce it in orders only that he expects to be in communication with the President by to-morrow night, when he may learn what action has been taken by him in this respect.

I am, general, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp on Ossian Run, Va., May 17, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I respectfully report that, in compliance with orders received from the major-general commanding, I left my camp of last night at an early hour this morning, and, moving through Fredericksburg and over the river in rear of Major-General Hazen, I continued on the road toward Alexandria as far as Ossian Creek, some thirteen miles from the Rappahannock, where I went into camp at 5 p. m., on the ground assigned me. The distance made since leaving camp this morning has been at least nineteen miles. My headquarters are near the crossing of the road as made by the run on which I am camped.

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

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Aquia Creek, May 17, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report that this division broke camp at 5 a. m., moving in advance, the First and Fourth Divisions following in

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* See p. 477.

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