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officer in command, on crossing, will leave a strong guard at the bridge on the north bank, and prevent any members of the Fifteenth Army Corps from crossing until the corps commences to cross. With the rest of his command he will move into the country and forage meal, corn, meat, and potatoes for the corps, depositing the same in his camp until the corps shall have crossed.

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

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Fayetteville, N. C., March 12, 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. ; crossed Little Rockfish Creek near camp, and moved forward to Fayetteville. Camped one mile southeast of the city, having marched six miles. Casualties, 1 officer and 6 men captured, 1 man killed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Fayetteville, N. C., March 12, 1865.

Major M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the advance of this command moved from camp at 9 o'clock this a. m., and marched, following the First Division, via Rockfish Factory, to within two miles of Fayetteville; a distance of thirteen miles. The division is encamped in line upon the west side of the main road, fronting southwest. Headquarters are in rear of the First Brigade and about 500 yards from main road.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 64.

Fayetteville, N. C., March 12, 1865.

The command will move to the opposite side of the river to-morrow, on the lower pontoon bridge.

The Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry will commence crossing at 7 a. m., and will move forward about three miles on the road to Beaman's Cross-Roads.

The First Division, Major General J. A. Mower commanding, will commence crossing at 8 a. m.

The Fourth Division, Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith commanding, will follow the First Division, being prepared to move at 10 o'clock.

The Third Division, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will follow the Fourth Division, being prepared to move at 12 o'clock.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.