ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,
Near Silver Creek, N. C., March15, 1865.
This command will move to-morrow in the same order as to-day. General Ward will start one brigade, with his pioneers and tools, at 6 a. m., to precede the main column and repair the roads. The balance of his division will start at 6. 30 a. m. The Michigan Engineers and Mechanics and First Division will start in season to close up to the commands that precede them.
By command of Bvt. Major General A. S. Williems:
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,
Near Silver Creek, N. C., March 15, 1865.
Commanding First Division:
GENERAL: The general commanding the corps directs that you send one of your brigades at once to report to General Kilpatrick to support his cavalry command. General Kilpatrick's command is about four miles ahead on the road we have marched on to-day.
H. W. PERKINS,
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,
TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 27.
Near Fayetteville, N. C., March 15, 1865.
Inthe march to-day the order of brigades will be Third, First, Second. The Third Brigade, with a battalion of Michigan Engineers and Sloan's battery, will march in advance disencumbered, and will repair the roads. The other two brigades will cover the train.
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By command of Bvt. Major General John W. Geary:
W. T. FORBES,
NEW BERNE, March 15, 1865.
Troops from Nineteenth Army Corps have arrived as follows: Third Brigade, Second Division, six regiments, all at Morehead; aggregate efective strength, 1,592. Part of Second Brigade, Second Division, four regiments; aggregate effective, 1,007. Three regiments here-one gone as guard to boats with commissary stores. Brigadier General H. W. Birge, commanding division.
G. W. SCHOFIELD,
KINSTON, March 15, 1865.
Brigadier General L. C. EASTON,
General Sherman's troops are greatly in need of shoes. If you can get a supply here I will send them to him in wagons as soon as com-