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[33] taking Hickory road, following Gen. Longstreet to Bevel's bridge, and his wagons taking the Woodpecker road to Old Colville, endeavoring not to interfere with Mahone's Droops from Chesterfield Courthouse, who will take the same road. Gen. Mahone's division will take the road to Chesterfield Codrthouse, thence by Old Colville, to Goode's bridge. Mahone's wagons will precede him on the same road, or take some road to his right. Gen. Ewell's command will cross the James river at and below Richmond, taking the road to Branch church, via Gregory's, to Genito road, via Genito bridge, to Amelia Courthouse. The wagons from Richmond will take the Manchester pike and Buckingham road, via Meadville, to Amelia Courthouse.

The movement of all troops will commence at 8 o'clock. The artillery moving out quietly first, infantry following, except the pickets, who will be withdrawn at 3 o'clock. The artillery not required with the troops will be moved by the roads prescribed for the wagons, or such other as may be most convenient.

Every officer is expected to give his unremitting attention to cause the movement to be made successfully.

By order of General Lee:

W. H. Taylor, Assistant Adjutant General.
After all the infantry and artillery have crossed, Pocahontas and Campbell's bridges will be destroyed by the engineers. The pontoon bridge at Battesea factory and the railroad bridges will be reserved for the pickets.

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