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HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Alexandria, Va., May 20, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistnat Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the movements of my division on the 18th instant: Breaking camp at 5 a. m., I moved on the old stage road, via Stafford Court-House, to Aguia Creek; thence upon a neighborhood and military road to the right, crossing the Chopawamsic and Quantico Creeks, and passing near Dumfries, established my command in night bivouac on Powell's Run at 6. 30 p. m., having marched twenty-one miles. Upon the arrival of my column at Aquia Creek the troops of the Second Division and the trains of the First and Second Divisions were still in camp on its opposite bank, and it was to avoid the delay that I moved my infantry on the road above mentioned, although it made a longer march.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Alexandria, Va., May 20, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the following movements of my division on the 19th instant: Pursuant to orders from headquarters of the corps I broke camp at 10 a. m., and, moving upon the old stage road, crossed Neabsco, Pohick, and Accotink Creeks, and Occoquan River, and went into bivouac at 7. 30 p. m., with two brigades and the train, five miles from Alexandria, having marched twenty miles. One brigade of infantry was left in bivouac near Pohick Church.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

RALEIGH, May 20, 1865-9 p. m.

The SECRETARY OF WAR:

L. F. Bates was at Charlotte yesterday. Have ordered him sent to Washington in company with an officer at once. He is the man said to have heard Jeff. Davis exult over the murder of the President of the United States. I have ordered search made for other witnesses.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEAQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

Washington, D. C., May 20, 1865.

Major General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD, Raleigh, N. C.:

Stop all proceedings in the cases before the provost court at New Berne, N. C., in which Augustus Johnson and William Behr are defendants, and in all other cases relating to civil matters pending before such courts and military tribunals, for they are wholly unauthorized by law. Further instructions are on the way to you by mail.

By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.