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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.

Very respectfully,

J. D. COX,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

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,

Briadier-General, Commanding.

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,

Major- General.

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,

Commanding Post:

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