continuing on the road thus taken, which led my columns through Dumfries. I marched as far as the Occoquan River, going into camp with my troops on the river-bank just above the town at 3 o'clock in the afternoon. There was no crossing over the river. When the laying of the pontoon bridge was completed, which was toward evening, I moved the Second Brigade of my division, together with my artillery, over the river, encamping them about three-quarters of a mile beyond the stream on the Alexandria side. My headquarters are in the village of Occoquan, near the pontoon crossing.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. R. WOODS,
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Two Miles from Occoquan River, May 18, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,
SIR: I have the honor to report that this division broke camp on Aquia Creek 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 two miles from the Occoquan River at 4 p. m., having marched a distance of seventeen miles.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. B. HAZEN,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,
FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 77.
Near Powell's Creek, Va., May 18, 1865.
I. The troops of this division will hold themselves in readiness to march at 6 o'clock to-morrow morning. Brigades in the order of Second. Third, First-trains in rear of the troops; ambulance train at the head, followed by brigade trains in the order of their brigades, with supply train in rear. Battery in usual position.
By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:
L. H. EVERTS,
HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 127.
Near Fairfax Station, Va., May 18, 1865.
II. The command will move forward to-morrow morning at 7 o'clock, as follows: The First Michigan Engineers, Major M. Grant commanding, will have the advance. The Third Division, Brigadier General R. K. Scott commanding, will follow the First Michigan Engineers. The First Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will follow the pontoon train. The pontoon train will follow the Third Division. The Fourth Division, Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith commanding, will follow the First Division. The road to be taken will be designated by a staff officer from these headquaters.
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By order of Bvt. Major General M. D. Leggett:
C. CADLE, JR.,