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HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

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

Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding has just been informed by an officer of the pontoon train, that the bridge is completed and the men are now working oin the approach on the other side, which he throught would be finished in one hour from the time he left. General Slocum wishes your troops marched through the town separate from wagons.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING,

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

Bvt. Major General JEF. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that the Twentieth Corps will follow General Carlin's division of the Fourteenth Corps across the river. General Baird's division of the Fourteenth Corps will remain on duty in the town until it is evacuated.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. G. TRACY,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

NEW BERNE, N. C., March 12, 1865.

Lieutenant-General GRANT,

City Point, Va.:

I have the honor to forward a dispatch in cipher from General Sherman, giving most gratifying information of his progress. * General Terry and General Dodge, at Wilmington, are endeavoring to carry out General Sherman's wishes there, and I hope to be able to fulfill his expectations here. In the battle of the 10th, near Southwest Creek, Bragg was fairly beaten. During the night he retreated across the Neuse at Kinston. He now holds the north bank of the river at that point.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Fayetteville, N. C., Sunday, March 12, 1865.

Major-General SCHFIELD,

Commanding at New Berne, N. C.:

GENERAL: We reached here yesterday and will be delayed until Tuesday or Wednesday putting down pontoons. I will destroye utterly the arsenal and other public property, and I hope to get up some shoes and small stores from Wilmington before we leave. I will then

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*See Sherman to Commanding Officer at Wilmington, 8th, p. 735.

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