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I think the rest is coming. They will probably try it again to-morrow. Couch is heard from, and is to be at Beaver Dam Creek to-night. I hope he will get up in time. We shall try to hold here until he comes, even though the enemy may get in our rear. Bring up all the troops from Morehead to New Berne, and prepare to hold that place in any event. Use the trains to bring up supplies here and troops to New Berne. All other work may be stopped for a day or two.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

NEW BERNE, N. C., March 10, 1865-6. 40 p. m.

Major-Genera SCHOFIED,

At the Front:

Dispatch received. Have ordered everything up from Morehead City. Shall arrange to put all convalescents, negroes, and citizens into the works if necessary. Lieutenant Williams, from General Couch, is here.

G. W. SCHOFIELD,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

In the Field, March 10, 1865-7. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General SCHOFIELD:

General Couch is within a short distance of here. You need not send the boat. He will be here by daylight. All is lovely and the goose hangs high.

WM. M. WHEERY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

NEW BERNE, N. C., March 10, 1865-9 p. m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

At the Front:

I started the boat at 4 p. m. to-day. Williams says General Couch intended to cross the Trenth at or near Beaver Dam Creek. I will send him up in the morning.

G. W. SCHOFIELD,

Brevet Brigadier-General.

NEW BERNE, N. C., March 10, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General EASTON,

Chief Quartermaster Military Div., of the Mississippi, Morehead:

Major-General Schofield directs that all troops at Morehead come to this place at once, including the regiment now under your orders. Colonel McChesney will attent to their shipment.

G. W. SCHOFIELD,

Brevet Brigadier-General.