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1061 Series I Volume XLVII-I Serial 98 - Columbia Part I


GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, No. 22. Near Greensborough, N. C., May 2, 1865. COMRADES: In terminating our official relations I most earnestly exhort you to observe faithfully the terms of pacification agreed upon, and to discharge the obligations of good and peaceful citizens at your homes as well as you have performed the duties of thorough soldiers in the field. By such a course you will best secure the comfort of your families and kindred and restore tranquillity to your country. You will return to your homes with the admiration of our people, won by the courage and noble devotion you have displayed in this long war. I shall always remember with pride the loyal support and gener- ous confidence you have given me. II now part with you with deep regret, and bid you farewell with feelings of cordial friendship and with earnest wishes that you may have hereafter all the prosperity and happiness to be found in the world. J. E. JOHNSTON, General. No. 285. Organization of the Confederate Forces,* commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston.t GENERAL HEADQUARTERS. ESCORT. Capt. E. M. HOLLOWAY. HARDEES CORPS.t Lieut. Gen. WILLIAM J. HARDER. ESCORT AND SCOUTS. Capt. WILLIAM C. RAUM. Capt. JOHN B. L. WALPOLE. BROWNS (LATE CLEBURNES) DIVISION. Maj. Gen. JOHN C. BROWN. Smiths Brigade. Brig. Gen. JAMES A. SMITH. 1st Florida (consolidated 1st, 3d, 4th, 6th, and 7th Infantry and 1st Cavalry), Lieut. Col. Elisha Mashburn. 1st Georgia (Consolidated 1st, 57th, and 63d Georgia Infantry), Col. Charles H. Olmstead. 54th Georgia (Consolidated 37th and 54th Georgia and 4th Battalion Georgia Sharp- shooters), Col. Theod6re D. CasWell. Govans Brigade. Brig. Gen. DANIEL C. GOVAN. 1st Arkansas (consolidated 1st, 2d, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 19th, and 24th Arkan- sas and 31 Confederate), Col. E. A. Howell. 1st Texas (consolidated 6th, 7th, 10th, and 15th Infantry and 17th, 18th, 24th, and 25th Texas (dismonuted) Cavalry), Lient. Col. William A. Ryan. * As constitnted after April 9, upon which date it was partly reorganized. IGeneral G. T. Beanregard second in command. 4At Bentonville, consisted of the divisions of Hoke, McLaws, and W. B. Talia- ferro. Maj. Gen. Lafayette MeLaws Was assigned, April 10, to command the District of Georgia.