War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0519 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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column. The pontoon train will march in rear of the corps supply train, preceding the First Division. General Ward will start at 4. 30 a. m., the other divisions following at suitable intervals.

By command of Major General Jos. A. Mower:

CHAS. MOYER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., May 17, 1865.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I learn that Vance was started for Washington this morning, under guard. The rebel War Department records, eighty-one boxes, weighing ten tons, will leave this evening.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

RICHMOND, VA., May 17, 1865.

(Received 10. 20 a. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I have telegraphed to General Schofield to send a special messenger immediately to Washington. Colonel Cutts is absent on special duties. Moreover, he can reach General Schofield only by sea, by which time the papers should be hald way to Washington under my telegraph orders to General Schofield, which have been repeated this morning. The Beverly Tucker papers, found at Hunter's house, left by special messenger yesterday morning; the Sanders papers also by special messenger the day before. Everything of this kind will be forwarded to the War Department as speedily as possible.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

RICHMOND, VA., May 17, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Raligh:

Send a trusty messenger immediately to Washington with the captured rebel War Department papers. It is desirable to have them there in the present trials. The Secretary of War asks if you have executed his orders in arresting ex-Governor Vance?

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General, Commanding.

RALEIGHT, May 17, 1865-12. 35 p. m.

Major-General HALLECK:

I will start the rebel War Department records for Washington this evening, under an officer and guard. There are eighty-one boxes, weighing ten tons. Vance started for Washington this morning under guard.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.