War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 1202 MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA. Chapter LXIII.

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Christian, and the White Plume of Murat, that crsted the wave of valor, sweeping resistessly to victory. Soldiers, to you is given a chance in this spring campaign of making this badge immortal. Let history record that on the banks of the James 30,000 freemed not only gained their own liberty, but shattered the prejudice of the world and gave to the land of their birth peace, union, and glory.

GODFREY WEITZEL,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 25, 1865.

To CORPS COMMANDERS:

Everything tends to satisfy the major-general commanding that the rebels contemplate evacuating Petesburg. Anticipating orders from the lieutenant-general he desires to call your attention to the necessity of treating this matter with great earnestness. Whenever your lines are not sufficiently near to watch the enemy, it will be necessary for you either to advance your lines or to organize scouting parties of trust-worthy and enterprising men who will keep you advised of all that may occur corroborating of this view of the intentions of the enemy. Without striking tents it will be necessary to keep your command ready to follow up closely any movement, even with small parties, through any follow up closely any movement, even with small parties, through any gap that may be discovered. Deserters are to be examined at once and the result telepgraphed.

ALEX. S. WEBB,

[46.] Brevet Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 98.

Washington, February 27, 1865.

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71. Brigadier General E. W. Hinks, U. s. Volunteers, upon being relieved in his duties in the State of New York, will proceed without delay to Harrisburg, Pa., and assume the duties of assistant to the provost-marshal-general, chief mustering and disturbing officer, and superintendent of volunteer recruiting service for the Western Division of the State of Pennsylvania.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

[46.] Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC, Numbers 54.

February 27, 1865.

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2. Brigadier General William Hays, U. s. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, pursuant to paragraph 4, Special Prders, Numbers 49, current series, Adjutant-General's Office, will report to the commanding general Second Army Corps for assignment to duty.

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