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encampeto-night, that I may protect your left flank. I cannot move until to-morrow morning. The enemy are strongly picketing the roads to Charlotte and Monroe.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. KILPATRICK,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding Cavalry.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS NORTHER DISTRICT, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 6.

Charleston, S. C., February 26, 1865.

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III. Brigadier-General Schimmelfennig is assigned temporarily to the command of the Defenses of Charleston, and of the troops heretofore constituting the First Separate Brigade, except such as have been or are now serving with the Coast Division.

IV. The One hundred and twenty-seventh New York Volunteers having been designated by the department commander as the permanent of Charleston is hereby relieved from duty with the Coast Division. Its commander will report to Lieutenant Colonel Stewart L. Woodford for duty.

V. The Twenty-first U. S. Colored Troops will as soon as relieved from its present duty form part of the garrison of Charleston. Its commander, Lieutenant Colonel A. G. Bennet, will report to Lieutenant-Colonel Woodford in accordance with this order.

VI. The headquarters of the district will be at Numbers 13 King street, Charleston.

JOHN P. HATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, N. C., February 26, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I respectfully request that Bvt. Brigadier General G. W. Schofield may be assigned to duty according to his brevet rank in order that he may be placed in command of a brigade.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Wilmington, N. c., February 26, 1865.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I am informed that a portion of my supply train left in Kentucky has been ordered to Washington, and that it is contemplated to turn it into the general depot, and require my quartemaster to drawn from the general supply. I respectfully request that this may

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