War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0812 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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by the First Brigade and the Second Brigade in rear and closing the column. Troops to march by the side of the trains, except two regiments in advance and two in rear. Advance and rear guards will do their duty in regard to picking up stragglers, guarding occupied dwellings, &c. ; battery and trains in same order as heretofore.

By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Fayetteville, March 13, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Corps:

GENERAL: I have concluded to push you to the right through Clintton, and Logan by the left route through Beaman's Cross-Roads, &c. Please reconnoiter for cross-roads to get out of his way when we start. I want you to shorten your column by marching troops by the side of your trains as much as possible. The pontoon will follow you.

O. O. HOWARDD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEARGIA,

Fayetteville, N. C., March 13, 1865.

Bvt. Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that he wishes you to remain in your present camp to-morrow. He wishes you, however, to explore the road leading toward Troublefield's Store and Kyle's Landing.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, No. -.

Fayetteville, N. C., March 13, 1865.

This command will march, following the Third Division, this afternoon across the river. General Sherman will review the troops as they pass the headquarters, Left Wing, in the center of the city.

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By command of Bvt. Major General John W. Geary:

W. T. FORBES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY,

Elizabethrown, N. C., March 13, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN, U. S. Army:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the arrival of this regiment from Wilmington, N. C., by order of Major-General Terry. No enemy on the road, and two gun-boats on their way up the river.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. KERWIN,

Colonel, Commanding.