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to Lieutenant- Colonel Hughes, commanding Ninth Illinois, for duty, and willstart sufficiently early to reach him at 7 o'clock. Ge us ebcanoed at Bam's Bridge, aout three miles from camp on the main road.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistnt Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORFERS,

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 54.

Bearer Dam Church, March 7, 1865.

This command will move forward at 8 a.m. to- morrow in the advnce. The First Brigade, Colonel C. Fairchild commanding, will have the advance moving troops on the right of the road. The Second Brigade, Colonel G. F. Wiles commanding, will follow the First Brigade, detailing one regiment for rear guard. Artillery and trains in usual order. Mounted foragers will report to Lieutenant- Colonel Hughes, commanding Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry, three miles in the advane, at 7 a.m.

By order of Brigadier General M. F. Focre:

J. C. SOUGLASS,

Assisstnat Adjutant- General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, Numbers 8.

ARMY OF GORGIA, Near Sneedsborough, N. C., March 7, 1865.

All officers and soldiers of this command are reminded thzat the State of North Carolina was one of the last States that passed the ordinance of secession, and that from the commencement of the war there has been in this State a strong Union party. Her action on the question of secession was undoubtedly brought about by the traitorous acts of other States, and by intriguae and dishonesty on the part of her own citizens. The act never even met the approval of the great mass of her people. It should not be assumed that the inhabitants are eneemies to our Government, and it is to be hoped that every effort will be made to prevent any wanton destruction of property, or any unkind treatment of citizens.

By command of Major General H. W. Slocum:

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant- General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pedee River, N. C., March 7, 1865- 9l. 30 p.m.

Lieutenant- Colonel McCLURG,

Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Fourteenth Army COprs:

COLONEL: Everything safely over the river. The p9ontoon is being takien up. No appearance of the enemy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servtn,

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigdier- General.