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HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Rockfish Creek, N. C., March 11, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. R. WOODS,

Commanding First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Corse has been ordred to cross Rockfish Creek as soon as possible, and will break camp early in the morning, moving in the direction of Fayetteville. The general commanding requests that you follow him, well closed up.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 43.

Nelson's Post-Office, N. C., March 11, 1865.

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II. The attention of the general commanding has been called to the frequent robberies comitted on the division trains by soldiers of this command that have of late become so prevalent as to demand our utmost attention, asisde fromt he demoralizing tendency such conduct must have. The supplies we have must be husbanded with every possible care, and any inroad that may hereafter be made on our trains will receive the closest scrutiny from the officers in the quartermaster's and commissary departments, and soldiers detected or convincted in the act of stealing supplies from the trains will be promptly punished by the general commanding with the loss of six months' pay.

By order of Bvt. Major General C. R. Woods:

FRED H. WILSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Little Rockfish Creek, N. C., March 11, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command marched at 7 a. m. to-day toward Fayetteville, crossed Duke's Branch and Rockfish Creek, and moved forward to Little Rockfish Creek, where camped, having marched twenty miles. Casualties, 1 man killed, 2 missing.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Rockfish Creek, N. C., March 11, 1865.

Major General W. B. HAZEN,

Commanding Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to request you to move at 7 o'clock in the morning on the Fayetteville road, going into camp in the neighborhood of the city.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.