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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

Kinston, N. C., March 14, 1865.

Colonel STEWART,

Commanding Post, New Berne:

SIR: You will please order all cavalrymen that are now at the rear (in New Berne, Fort Andrson, &c.) that can possibly be equipped for field service to report without delay at these headquarters.

By command of Major-General Cox:

THEO. COX,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

Near Kinston, N. C., March 14, 1865.

In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 35, headquarters First Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, of this date, I hereby assume command of this brigade. The staff of the brigade for the present will remain as now organized.

I. N. STILES,

Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Kinston, N. C., March 14, 1865.

Major General D. N. COUCH,

Commanding Second and Third Divisions, 23rd Army Corps:

GENERAL: You will please detail a force of 1,000 men, with the proper proportion of officers, to cut railroad ties and distribute them along the track. The party should be furnished with from 200 to 300 axes. The ties should be cut from eight to nine feet ling, seven inches thick, and with faces not less than five inches broad. They are to be distributed along the roadbedd at the rate of one tie for every two feet of track. Your force is to commence work where the railroad crosses Southwest Creek, and work toward New Berne until it meets the force detailed from General Cox's command. Let the work be commenced early in the morning and pushed with vigor until completed.

Very respectfully,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISIOON OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, opposite Fayetteville, Tuesday, March 14, 1865.

Major-General TERRY,

Commanding, &c., Wilmington:

GENERAL: Quartermaster-General Dodge is noow with me, and I have explained many hings to him. I want your 9,000 infantry up at Goldsborough as soon as possible. I begin my movement to-morrow and if the weather is at all favorable will be opposite Goldsborough in five days. I think your best plan is to move up as light as possible by by the best road. When you effect a junction I can supply you 200 wagons.