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  • 5. The artillery of each brigade will march in the rear of the brigade.
  • 6. The ambulances of each brigade will follow in the rear of their brigade.
  • 7. The ordnance-wagons of each division will follow in the rear of their division.
  • 8. The wagon-train will follow in rear of the entire column.
  • 9. Should Tilghman's brigade arrive after the departure of the column, it will constitute, with a field-battery, the rear-guard, following immediately in rear of the wagontrain.
  • 10. A company of Wirt Adams's cavalry will close the order of march.
  • 11. The wagon-train will follow in the order of division --that is to say, the wagon-train of Loring's division on the right of the train; that of Bowen's in the centre, etc.

Quartermasters, commissaries, and ordnance-officers, will remain with their trains, unless otherwise ordered. Straggling, always disgraceful in an army, is particularly forbidden. Stringent orders will be issued by the division commanders to prevent this evil; the rear-guard is especially instructed to permit no one to fall to the rear under any circumstances.

A continuous and heavy rain had made Baker's Creek impassable by the ordinary ford on the main Raymond road, where the country-bridge had been washed away by previous freshets; in consequence of this the march was delayed for several hours; but, the water not falling sufficiently to make the creek fordable, the column was directed by the Clinton road, on which was a good bridge, and, after passing the creek, upward of one and a half miles, was filed to the right, along Neighborhood road, so as to strike the Raymond road about three and a half miles from Edwards's Depot. The march was continued until the head of the column had passed Mrs. Elliston's house, where it was halted, and the troops bivouacked in order of march.

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