, after which the Twenty-fourth joined in the pursuit of Lee's Army.
During this pursuit it had a sharp fight, April 6th, at Rice's Station, or High Bridge.
On April 9th, the day of Lee's surrender, the corps was sharply engaged in the forenoon, the Twenty-fourth Corps having the honor of making the last infantry fight of that cafantry-volley of the war had been fired.
This fight, on the day of Lee's surrender, was known by the troops as Clover Hill.
During this campaign, March 29th to April 9th,--from Hatcher's Run to Appomattox — the Twenty-fourth Corps lost 149 killed, and 565 wounded; total, 714.
When General Ord moved the Army of the James to Petas present in the fighting at the fall of Petersburg, after which it joined in the pursuit of Lee's Armny, and participated in the closing battle at Clover Hill, April 9th, the day of Lee's surrender.
In the meantime, Kautz‘ Division accompanied General Weitzel to Richmond, the colored troops of the Twenty-fifth Corps being the
The Second Division having arrived at Savannah, General Grover was assigned to the command of the district, and General H. W. Birge to the command of the division.
In March, 1865, Birge's Division, containing three brigades, eighteen regiments, was ordered to North Carolina, where it was attached temporarily to the Tenth Corps and was designated as the First Division of that corps.
The Fourth Brigade of Birge's Division was left at Savannah, the whole division returning there in May.
The Nineteenth corps remained at Savannah and vicinity until August, 1865; some of the regiments remained until 1866.
The corps organization, however, was officially discontinued March 26, 1865.
The portion of the corps left behind at New Orleans remained in the Department of the Gulf, and, in the spring of 1865, participated with the Thirteenth and Sixteenth corps in General Canby's operations against Fort Blakely, Spanish Fort, and Mobile.
Twentieth Corps. （McCook's.)