War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0766 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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WISE'S FORKS, March 10, 1865.

(Received 13th.)

Lieutenant-General GRANT:

The enemy made a heavy attack upon our center and left to-day, but was decisively repulsed and with heavy loss. His dead and badly wounded men left upon the field. We also took several hundred risoners. Our loss is small. General Couch is only twelve miles from here to-night, and will be up early in the morning. We took prisoners from Lee's and Stewart's corps. They say two corps are here, and the rest of Johnston's are coming.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

(Forwarded by General Grant to the Secretary of War 13th.)

NEW BERNE, March 10, 1865-1. 40 p. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

The scout on the Neuse road found it barricaded at Core Creek, but no enemy. They then crossed to the Dover road, and are pushing forward. Am I to start the boat up the Trent River before hearing from General Couch?

G. W. SCHOFIELDJ,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

WISE'S FORKS, N. C., March 10, 1865.

Brigadier-General SCHOFIELD:

I want General Couch to come straight here, that he may go to Trenton in compliance with my dispatch sent yesteday. For that contingency send the boat up the river to-night, or at daylight if it cannot go in the night. Send Lieutenant Williams up here to-morrow.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

New Berne, N. C., March 10, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

At the Front:

Party sent to mee General Couch could not cross Mill Creek. Sent horses back and goes on foot with part of his command. He had several men badly injured in attempting to cross. Could not repair bridge.

G. W. SCHOFIELD,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

WISE'S FORKS, March 10, 1865.

Brigadier General G. W. SCHOFIELD,

New Berne:

The enemy attacked heavily on our left and center, but was repulsed with pretty heavy loss. A large part of Johnson's army is here, and