War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0846 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD ORDERS,

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 61.

Cade's Plantation, N. C., March 15, 1865.

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II. Major General John A. Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, with the disencumbered divisions of his corps, will cross South River to-morrow and move on the first practicable road leading to the left of the Fayetteville and Bentonville road. The surplus trains of the corps with their guard will continue on the direct road to Beaman's Cross-Roads. Major General F. P. Blair, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will move via Owensville toward Clinton, awaiting further orders at the forks west of the Great Cohera or Black River. The bridge train will continue with the Seventeenth Army Corps. These headquarters will be established to-morrow night near the leading division of the Fifteenth Army Corps.

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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

East side of Cape Fear River, near the Pontoon Crossing, March 15, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I respectfully report that while my troops have to-day remained in camp at the point as designated in my report of lastnight, I have been busily engaged in getting the balance of my train over the pontoon, as my column was cut last night while crossing by General Kilpatrick's cavalry, and I was unable to get the bridge again until to-day. The crossing at this side was very difficult owing to the very steep bank. I managed, however, to get everything across by 4. 30 this p. m. Under the direction of Captain Henry, provost-marshal for the division this evening.

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

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near South River, N. C., March 15, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command marched at 11 a. m. to-day on the Goldsborough road, and camped at Bethany Church, near South River, in rear of Fourth Division, having marched ten miles.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.