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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Raleigh, June 27, 1865.

Brevet Major-General RUGER,

Greensborough:

Your letter of the 25th only reached me this morning. I am ordered to Washington, and it is important that I reach there before General Schofield leaves. I have to start, therefore, at 5 o'clock to-morrow morning by way of Weldon. Leave is granted to Lieutenant Binney, and will be sent up this afternoon. I telegraphed you yesterday to come down. Mrs. Ruger had better join you here by the Wldon route. It will save two days' travel.

J. D. COX,

Major-General.

GREENSBOROUGH, June 27, 1865.

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding Department of North Carolina, Raleigh, N. C.:

I have here at 12 o'clock, and will reach Raleigh before dark.

THOS. H. RUGER,

Brevet Major-General of Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Numbers 17.

Greensborough, N. C., June 27, 1865.

The undersigned, in accordance with General Orders, Numbers 16, from these headquarters, hereby assumes command of the Twenty-third Army Corps during the temporary absence of Brevet Major-General Ruger.

S. P. CARTER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 43.

Greensborough, N. C., June 27, 1865.

I. Brigadier General S. P. Carter having been assigned to the command of the Twenty-third Army Corps, Colonel James Stewart, Jr., Ninth New Jersey Volunteers, commanding Second Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, will assume command of the Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps.

By command of Brigadier-General Carter:

L. A. GRATZ,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 103.

Hilton Head, S. C., June 27, 1865.

I. The troops that may at any time be serving within a military district, by proper assignment, will constitute a separate brigade, under the exclusive orders of the district commander and authority superior to him.

II. The troops in the District of Charleston are designated as the First Separate Brigade; those in the District of Port Royal are desig-