SPECIAL ORDERS No
SPECIAL ORDERS No. 4.
HDQRS. EXPEDITIONARY FORCES.
Before Wilmington, N. C., January 14, 1865.
Brigadier-Generals Ames and Paine, commanding divisions, will at once organize a pioneer company of 100 privates and non-commissioned officers for each division. Such officers will be selected as are specially fitted for the engineer duty which they will have to perform, and the men should be mechanics. These pioneer companies will have the superintendence of engineer work done by the divisions to which they belong. The officers commanding these companies will have charge of all tools and engineer material in their divisions, whether in use or not, giving receipts for all property received by them, and keeping it in depot, under their own control, at all times when not in use by working parties. Such parties will call on them for tools, and return them when the tour of duty is over. The chief engineer will give such instructions to these officers as he deems necessary.
By order of Bvt. Maj. Gen. A. H. Terry:
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
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