War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0854 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

Kinston, March 15, 1865.

Colonel J. W. SAVAGE,

Commanding Cavalry:

SIR: You may leave on of your majors with one troop besides Captain Graham's to scout the south side of the river, and report with the rest of the north side to scout in direction of Goldsborough,&c.

J. D. COX,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT, No. 10. In the Field, N. C., March 15, 1865.

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III. In accordance with orders from district headquarters the division will move across to Kinston this p. m. immediately after the division of General Ruger. The order of march will be as follows: First, the brigade of General Harland; second, the brigade of Colonel Boughton, and, thirdly, the brigade of Colonel Claassen; the whole followed by the two batteries, the Napoleon guns first. All the wagons of the division will follow in the rear of the artillery. The rear guard will be detailed from the brigade of Colonel Claassen and will march behind the artillery. The general has been sounded at these headquarters, but has not bee replied to. More attention must be paid to the calls and the general sounded at once.

By command of Brigadier-General Palmer:

J. A. JUDSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

U. S. STEAMER AGAWAM,

New Berne, March 15, 1865.

Major-General COX:

I dispatched the gun-boat Whitehead up the river this morning. She grounded below the obstructions and had great difficulty in getting over. She is now, however, above the obstructions, but has damaged her rudder so that she will be delayed. She will go up as soon as possible. The Shrapnel is in the river above; one of the flats was taken up by her, but I do not know how far she proceeded. The water is very low.

Respectfully, yours,

A. C. RHIND,

Commander, Senior Officer.

CADE'S PLANTATION, N. C., March 15, 1865.

Major General A. H. TERRY,

Wilmington, N. C.:

GENERAL: Your dispatch to General Sherman was received and forwarded by me. * The general has gone with the Left Wing. My

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*See 14th, p. 840.

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