stations as the railroad progressed, keeping themselves fully advised as to the advnce of the road. We have to send to the Core Creek Station to- day, but I hope to- morrow will enable the railroad to deliver supplies at the Biddle cross- road.
J. D. COX,
HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, Numbers 12.
TWENTY- THIRD ARMY CORPS, Near Gum Sqmp, N. C., March 8, 1865.
Captain Henry A. Hale, assistant adjutant- genral of volutneers, having reported for duty at htese headquarters in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 129, headquarters Army of the Ohio, is hereby announced as assistant adjutant- geenral of this divison.
T. H. RUGER,
HEDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field Laurel Hill, N. C., Wednasday, March 8, 1865.
COMMANDGN OFFICER, WILMINGTON, N. C.:
We are marching on Fayetteville; will be there Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and then will march of Goldsborough. If possible send a boat up Cape Fear River, and have word conveyed to General Schofield that I expect to meet hima bout Goldsborough. We are al well and have done finely. The rain makes our aods difficult, and may delay me abut Fayetteville, in which case I would like to have some brad, sugar, and coffee. We have an abundance of all else. I expect to teach Goldsborough by the 20th insntat,
W. T. SHERMAN,
SMITHVILLE, N. C., March 8, 1865.
ADJUTATN- GENERAL OF MAJOR- GENRAL TERRY:
SIR; I have the honor to report that I have just arrived with a detachment of the Third Birgade, Second DIvislio, Ninteeenth Army Corps, on board stemashoip Ashland, from Savnnah, Ga. Now at anchor at this place.
Veryr esepctfully, yours,
J. P. RICAHRDSON,
Lieutennt-Colonel, Commanding Deatachement.
HEADQUARTEDRS DISTRICT OF WILMINGTON,
Wilmington, N. C ., March 8, 1865.
Bvt. Brigadier General J. C. ABBOATT,
GENRAL: The brigadier- genral commanding directs that you relieve Captain Lawrence, in cahrge of the outpost at Brunswick River, immediately, and that you report whether or not any of Captain Lawrence's