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plies and await the arrival of cavalry, which is expected. The regiment will have five days' rations. The commanding officer will report at these headquarters for instructions.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 25, 1865.

Brigadier General J. R. SLACK,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: You will please get your command in readiness to move at once. This division will follow the Sixteenth Army Corps, now moving. The men will carry fifty rounds of ammunition and four days' rations on their persons. Each ambulance and wagon will carry five days' forage for its teams.

By order of Brigadier General J. C. Veatch:

R. G. CURTIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Lieutenant Colonel W. B. Kinsey, commanding Third Brigade.)

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 25, 1865.

Brigadier General J. R. SLACK,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The following will be the order of march for to-day, the 25th instant: Second Brigade in advance, followed by the batteries, one regiment Second Brigade to march in rear of batteries and cover them. Third Brigade to follow close upon the Second, and will take up and guard such part of the train as may be designated by a staff officer from these headquarters. First Brigade in rear, and will take up and guard thirty wagons with commissary stores. Brigade teams will be arranged by brigade commanders. The utmost care will be observed to guard against a dash of the enemy's cavalry. Flankers and skirmishers will be thrown out in all difficult and dangerous places.

By order of Brigadier General J. C. Veatch:

R. G. CURTIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Colonel W. B. Kinsey, commanding Third Brigade.)

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Dannelly's Mills, March 25, 1865.

Colonel H. BERTRAM,

Commanding First Brigade, Second Division:

COLONEL: By direction of the major-general commanding you will without delay move your command out on the road. After crossing Cow Pen Branch you will follow the westerly or shore road, moving, if possible, as far as Rock Creek to-day. You will send back messenger to-night to communicate with these headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.