HDQRS. MIL. DIVISION OF THE JAMES,
Richmond, Va., April 22, 1865.
I. In compliance with General Orders, No. 71, War Department, dated Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, April 19, current series, Maj. Gen. H. W. Halleck assumes command of the military division which embraces the Department of Virginia, the Army of the Potomac, and such parts of North Carolina as may not be occupied by the command of Major-General Sherman.
II. The following staff officers of the division are announced: Bvt. Brig. Gen. J. C. Kelton, assistant adjutant-general; Maj. D.C. Wager, assistant adjutant-general; Col. George Thom, chief of engineers.
By order of Major-General Halleck:
J. C. KELTON,
SOURCES: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 46, Part 3 (Serial No. 97), p. 891