From the Washington Daily National Republican, 5/31/1865, p. 2, c. 5

The Virginia Battle-fields to be Surveyed.

Major HOWELL, in charge of a party of topographical engineers, left Gen. MEADE’S headquarters yesterday, with directions to proceed across the country to Richmond via the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, &c., and re-exaamine and survey all the battle-fields, and carefully elaborate the plans already made with a view to their completeness.

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