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tinued on the march until 2 a. m.; bivouacked within 3 miles of Appomattox Court House; marched this day about 29 miles.
    April 9. Marched at 4 a. m., reaching the vicinity of Appomattox Court House about 7 a. m. Found the cavalry sharply engaged with the enemy, who were driving our skirmishers; went into position at once and advanced against the enemy, who, after a short contest, retreated, and about 9 a. m. it was announced that Gen. Lee had surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia. Orders to cease firing were immediately given, and the troops halted where they were, having reached and taken possession of Appomattox Court House. About 3 p. m. the troops went into camp.
    April 10. Brevet Maj.-Gen. Griffin appointed one of the commissioners to arrange the terms of surrender.
    April 12. The rebel army marched out and surrendered its arms, guns and colors, the First Division, Fifth Corps (Co. F). receiving them. The captures numbered 157 pieces of artillery, 71 battle flags, and about 17,000 stand of small arms. Official report of prisoners surrendered, 28,231.
    April 13 and 14. Removed the captured property; to the railroad for transportation to Washington.
    April 15. Left Appomattox Court House at 2 p. m., following the railroad, halting for the night after a march of 13 miles.
    April 16. Marched at 6 a. m., via Prospect Station, to Farmville, marching 17 miles.
    April 17. Marched at 7 a.m., taking the railroad to Burkeville; thence to Little Sandy Run, where the corps went into camp; distance 27 miles.
    April 18 and 19. Remained in camp.
    April 20. Marched at 7 a. m. to Nottoway Court House, relieving the Ninth Corps in guarding the railroad from Burkeville to Petersburg: distance marched, 18 miles. The corps continued on this duty during the remainder of the month. Corps headquarters remained at Nottoway Court House. The casualties in the corps from March 29 to April 9, inclusive number:
Killed. Wounded. Missing. Aggregate.
Officers 18 103 6 127
Enlisted Men 245 1,553 540 2,338

    Total 263 1,656 546 2,465
    May 1. Left Nottoway Court House at 9 a. m. and closed the corps in the First Division (Co. F), which was occupying Wilson's Station; distance, 16 miles.
    May 2. Marched at 6 a. m., via Sutherland's Station, to within five miles of Petersburg, and went into camp; distance, 10 miles.
    May 3. Marched at 6 p. m., passing through Petersburg and up the Petersburg and Richmond pike to Drewry's Bluff; distance 18 miles.

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