War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0707 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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CORE CREEK, March 6, 1865.

Captain KIMBALL,

Assistant Quartermaster, New Berne:

Send up to Captain Loud, of the escort, three days' rations of forage for 105 hourses. Let me know if the steamers and flats are ready for use, and whethere you cn ship on them ratiosn for the command. I will telegraph again whether I wish them to start, but want everything ready.

J. D. COX,

Major- General, COmmandign.

CORE CREEK, March 6, 1865.

Colonel J. W. BARRIGER,

Commissary of Subsistance, New Berne:

How long do you stay, and shll I see you! Arrangements should be made to supply all our force here, including the division of Twenty- third Corps, through the depot commissary of subsistance at new Berne, to simpliffy matters. General Schofielf expects to join me at Kinston in a few days, marching across the country.

J. D. COX,

Major- General, Commanding.

CORE CREEK, March 6, 1865.

Captain A. C. RHIND,

Commanding U. S. Stemaer Agawam:

I expect within two days to move some stermers with flats in tow up the Neuse to Kinston, if I shall be in possession there; otherwise to such point ont e river near there as I may reach. I have one army gun- boat at New Berne to convoy them. I understood from Captain Truxtun that you vessels drew too much water to go up the river, and therfore supposed it would be impossible for you to assist me. I exp3ct to learn definitely whether the ram reported at Kinston is likely to be used, before ordering the boats up. My object in moving the vessels is twofold- first, to bring up supplies; and second, to use them as a ferry or pontoon bridge, according to cimucmstances. If you can suggest any way in which the navy can co- operate I shall be most happy. The harbor master at New Berne can give uyoufull particualrs.

J. D. COX,

Major- General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

Gum Creek, March 6, 1865.

Brebvet Major- General RUGER,

Commanding First Division, Twenty- third Army Corps:

GENERAL: You may move your division to this point i9n the morning, starting at 7 o'clock. If you can possibly do so, let the man brign faour days' rations with them, as it is very important to be as little dependent upion the railroad for a few dys as possible. I wuld like to have all the rations you do not use which are now at the railroad near