O.R.--SERIES I--VOLUME XLVI/3 [S# 97]

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND PENNSYLVANIA, FROM MARCH 16, 1865, TO JUNE 30, 1865.(*)--#44

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 114.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,
Richmond, Va., May 4, 1865.

1. The Depot Field Hospital of the army, now at City Point, will be removed to Alexandria, Va.

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7. The Army of the Potomac will move through Richmond at 9 a.m. to-morrow, crossing at the upper pontoon bridge at the foot of Seventeenth street, and in the following order: First, Provost Guard, General Macy commanding; second, Engineer Brigade, General Benham commanding; third, Fifth Army Corps; fourth, Second Army Corps. No wagons or wheeled vehicles of any kind, except batteries, will be allowed in the column. The wagon trains, in the order designated for the commands in the above order of march, will take the lower bridge, and, crossing the lower canal bridge, will move east on Water street to Twentieth street, then north and up the Mechanicsville road through Mechanicsville. The headquarters train, the engineer train, and the Fifth Corps train will take the most direct road to Peake's Turnout, and will join its corps at that point. The Fifth Corps train will follow the Fifth Corps on the march to Alexandria. The headquarters train and the engineer train will precede the Fifth Corps. The train of the Second Corps will, after passing Mechanicsville, take the road toNew Yellow Tavern, and will rejoin its corps at that point. It will follow the Second Corps on the march from that point. After crossing the upper pontoon bridge the route of march will be as follows: Up Seventeenth street to Cary street; east on Cary street, past Castle Thunder and Libby Prison; north on Nineteenth street to Main street; west on Main street to Thirteenth street; through Capitol street, west to Ninth street; south to Franklin street; west to First street; north to Broad street; west to Brook avenue, and then north toward Hanover Court-House. The Fifth Corps will encamp at or near Peake's Turnout; the Second Corps at or near Old Yellow Tavern, on the Brook road. Supplies will be carried for twelve days.

The provost-marshal-general will, after passing to the Brook road, detach a portion of the cavalry to proceed to Twentieth street and the Mechanicsville turnpike, with orders to post sentinels on that road to arrest all stragglers from the trains. He will guard the road taken by the wagons.

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By command of Major-General Meade:

S. F. BARSTOW,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

 

O.R.--SERIES I--VOLUME XLVI/3 [S# 97]

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND PENNSYLVANIA, FROM MARCH 16, 1865, TO JUNE 30, 1865.(*)--#45

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V. The Army of Georgia will move through Richmond at 9 a.m. on Wednesday the 10th inst. No wagons or wheeled vehicles of any kind, except six batteries to each corps, will be allowed in the column. The wagon trains will take the lower bridge, and crossing the lower canal bridge will move east on Water street to Twenty-first street, north to Franklin street, west to Nineteenth street and then north toward Mechanicsville. After crossing the upper pontoon bridge the route of march of the column will be as follows: Up Seventeenth street to Cary street; east on Cary past Castle Thunder and Libby Prison; north on Twentieth street to Main street; west on Main street to Thirteenth street; through Capitol street west toNinth street; south to Grace street; west to First street; north to Broad street; west to Brook avenue, and north toward Hanover Court-House.

2. The available troops of the Department of Virginia in the immediate vicinity of Richmond will be paraded to receive the Army of Georgia as it passes through the city. The troops will be deployed on the line of march on the left flank of the column, the center opposite the court-house, where the reviewing officer has selected his position.

By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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