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LITTLE ROCKFISH, March 11, 1865-6 a. m.

General W. T. SHERMAN,

General-in-Chief:

GENERAL: The advance of the Fourteenth Army Corps last night reached Buckhead Creek, where they met the enemy in some force. Baird's division is now moving from this point. The Twentieth Corps is several miles in rear. I shall soon learn whether they intend to defend the place and shall be in there at 9 a. m. if they do not. If they do defend I shall their lines and bring Williams up if possible to-day.

Very respectfully,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Three Miles from Rockfish Creek, March 11, 1865-9. 20 a. m.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Commanding Left Wing:

GENERAL: Your order to send forward two divisions is just received. One division has passed this point; the balance of the corps is on the road coming up. I will come up with Jackson's and Ward's divisions at once. We had great difficulty in crossing the creek, which was very much swollen. I had to use material from the pontoon train.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. WILLIAMS,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

One Mile from Rockfish Creek, March 11, 1865.

Catp. H. M. WHITTELSEY,

Acting Chief Quartermaster:

CAPTAIN: Generals Ward and Jackson have been ordered to push forward to Fayetteville without trains. General Geary has been ordrd to take charge of the entire corps train. The general directs that you park the train wherever you can find a good place until Geary come sup.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. MOYER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

One Mile from Fayetteville, March 11, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel MOORE,

Commanding Pontoon Train:

COLONEL: The general commanding the corps directs that you report with your train to Major-General Slocum at daylight in the morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. MOYER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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