War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0520 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Campbell's Island, N. C., February 21, 1865-5. 15 p.m.

Bvt. Brigadier General GEORGE S. DODGE,

Chief Quartermaster:

GENERAL: I have decided not to transfer General Cox's troops to-night, and may not do it at all. Hence I send you the Christopher, to assist in unloading the troops which have just arrived. As soon as you have them unloaded bring them directly to this place and land them on the east bank. I would like to get them all to this place to-morrow, if possible. Land the horses at the Point and let them march up.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S. -Send some ambulance horses to General Terry as soon as you get them.

J. M. S.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 10.

Campbell's Island, N. C., February 21, 1865.

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III. All the pontoons, flats, and navy small boats will be ready at or near the mouth of Town Creek by 4 o'clock this p.m. to carry troops across the river.

The lightest draft steamer will be near the steamer S. R. Spaulding to render any assistance that may be necessary. Two steamers will be at Fort Anderson by dark this evening to transfer Major-General Cox's artillery horses and wagons to Federal Point.

IV. The steamer Russia will proceed to Beaufort Harbor, N. C., with dispatches to be delivered at Morehead City. She will await dispatches from General Palmer and return to these headquarters, brining a party of operators and telegraph repairers for duty at these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Campbell's Island, N. C., February 21, 1865.

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding Third Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

If you can destroy the bridge over Brunswick River or break the railroad to-day do so, but be ready to cross the river early this evening near the mouth of Town Creek.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.