FEBRUARY 20, 1865-7. 30 a.m.
I have not yet received the writtenj orders sent to me last night.
A. H. TERRY,
HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 38.
Fort Fisher, N. C., February 20, 1865.
The Second Brigade, First Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, Will report direct to these headquarters until further orders.
By order of Major General A. H. Terry:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
MARCHING ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,
Federal Point, N. C., February 20, 1865.
The divisions of Generals Ames and Paine will advance up the main road, Paine's division leading. Abbott's brigade will advance up the military road. Should the enemy be found in his expected position beyond Mott's Creek, the main body will attack them in front, while Abbott's brigade attacks his left flank and endeavors to turn it. Myrick's battery will accompany the main body; Lee's battery will accompany General Abbott. General Abott will not, without further orders, advance more than two miles beyond his present position on the military road. He will endeavor to keep up communication with the main body by couriers and patrols, and will keep the commanding general, who accompanies the main body, constantly informed of his progress. He will also reconnoiter all roads by which he can cross to the main road.
By order of Major-General Terry:
FEBRUARY 20, 1865.
I found the enemy in strong force behind entirely new intrenchments. I shall intrench myself for to-night in this position unless. I receive others orders from General Terry.
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 51.
New Berne, N. C., February 20, 1865.
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V. In view of the very extensive operations that are about to commence, and Morehead City being the most important point upon the whole line of sea coast, it is deemed advisable that the headquarters of the Sub-District of Beaufort and the quarters of all the officers connected therewith be at Morehead City, and it is therefore so