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II. Major Frank E. Wolcott, judge-advocate, Army of the Ohio, is hereby announced as acting judge-advocate, Department of North Carolina, Army of the Ohio.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, Kinston, N. C., March 15, 1865.

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding District of Beaufort:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that about half of the cavalry force under your command be ordered to report to General Couch on this side of the river for picket duty.

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

W. A. LORD,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

Kinston, N. C., March 15, 1865.

Captain WILLIAM A. LORD,

Aide-de-Camp, Headquarters Department of North Carolina:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to state, in answer to your letter just received, that two troops of cavalry are now on the other side of the river under command of Major West. The rest of the cavalry are scouting on the Goldsborough and Snow Hill roads some six miles out. They found one torpedo in the road, which exploded and killed one horse, and they are now searching for others supposed to be planted thereabouts. As soon as I can communicate with them I will order enough to make the force across the river one-half, over to report to General Couch.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. D. COX,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

Kinston, N. C., March 15, 1865.

Colonel J. W. SAVAGE,

Commanding Twelfth New York Cavalry:

SIR: The general commanding directs me to say that General Schofield wishes one-half of the effective cavalry on the other side of the river for picketing and patrolling the roads there. You will therefore send over at once a sufficient number, to report to Major-General Couch, to increase Major West's force to one-half of the force under your immediate command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEO. COX,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.