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over, but will be to-night. I expected the head of General Logan's column near here, at the fork before this. The cannonading heard to-day is reported to beon the plank road from Rockingham to Fayetteville.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

Reports from different sources say that our gun-boats have come up the Cape Fear part way to Fayetteville.

Respectfully,

O. O. H.,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Bethel Church, March 10, 1865-8 p. m.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: Yours of 4. 30 p. m., from Davis' Bridge, has just reached here, and I am directed by the general-in-chief to acknowledge the receipt of same. The road via this point is so very bad that nearly the entire days has been spent in corduorying, and but little progress has been made in moving.

I am, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD ORDERS, ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 58.

Davis' Bridge, N. C., March 10, 1865.

The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, will move forward to-morrow on the direct road to Fayetteville, making as much distance as possible. The Seventeenth Army Corps, Major General F. P. Blair commanidng, will push forward on Fayetteville by the Fayetteville southern plank road. Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith's division may move on the road upon which it now is until it crosses the Little Rockfish Creek. These headquarters and the bridge train will follow the Fourth Division, Seventeenth Army Corps.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DAVIS' BRIDGE, N. C., March 10, 1865.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Order two of your divisions, at least, this way, and make what headway you can to-day. Let General Hazen close up, and then go ahead. We will have trouble through this soil, and if you cannot reach with any portion of your main column Rockfish Creek, please send forward and have it bridged.

Very respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.