War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0724 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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GUM SWAMP, March 7, 1865.

Colonel W. W. WRIGHT,

Chief Engineer, &c., New Berne:

Of curse I cannot ask you to retard the work so much as you say it would to try to use the railroad bed for wagons. I will do the best I can, having stores left at Core Creek Station until you reach Rouse['s Station. General Schofield will be in town to- day. Please see him and explain matters fully.

J. D. COX,

Major- General, Commanding.

GUM SWAMP, March 7, 1865.

Captain A. S. KIMBALL,

Assistant Quartermaster, New Berne:

Your dispatch received. No rations need be loaded in the boats till I send further orders. I am making reconnaiussnces to- day and advancing my position. What intrenching tools have you!

J. D. COX,

Major- General, Commanding.