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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION,

TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Numbers 32.

Charlotte, N. C., June 19, 1865.

I. By direction of Bvt. Major General Thomas H. Ruger the undersigned assumes command of this division.

II. Captain George W. Buttefield, assistant adjutant-general, is hereby relieved from duty at headquarters Third Brigade, First Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, and will report for duty as these headquarters immediately.

By command of Bvt. Brigadier General M. T. Thomas:

HENRY A. HALE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., June 19, 1865-11. 10 a. m.

Major-General GILLMORE,

Hilton Head, S. C.:

The troops sent to your command were intended for such distribution as you thought proper, and to enable you to carry out orders for mustering out troops. Muster out all volunteer light artillery in your department, and if you need other companies inform me and I will order regular companies from here.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

WASHINGTON, June 19, 1865-2. 40 p. m.

Major-General GILLMORE,

Hilton Head, S. C.:

The records of the rebel post-office are said to be at the house of a Mr. Allen, postmaster, Chester, S. C. Send and get them and forward by special messenger to the Postmaster-General.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., June 20, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

General-in-Chief:

All post-office blanks and other property have been collected and are now en route to Washington.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

RALEIGH, June 20, 1865.

General HALLECK:

I start for Washington to-morrow under orders from General Grant, and will call upon you as I pass through Richmond. Major-General Cox will command here during my absence.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.