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head of column is now twelve miles out. I expect to reach the railroad north of Faison's Depot by Sunday. You will find enough in the country for a few days. I hope you will get up as far as that.

Very respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

MARCHING ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL CORPS,

Wilmington, N. C., March 15, 1865.

The division of Generals Ames and Paine will advance toward Faison's Depot, on the Wilmington and Goldsborough Railroad, to-morrow morning, commencing their march at 7 o'clock. The first day's march will be from the Northeast Branch, fifteen miles, to the neighborhood of Burgaw Creek. On the second day South Washington will be reached, where supplies will be provided. On the first day's march General Ames' division, with Lee's battery, will lead. The bridge equipage which Major Slosson has been directed to organize will accompany the leading division. The wagon train will follow the column. The commander of the rear division will detail one regiment to follow the train as a rear guard. In case Major-General Terry should not be present at the time for moving to-morrow morning, General Ames will take command and start the column. Guards have been sent to the front and ordered to report at the house of Mr. Quince, near Northeast Station.

By order of Major General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. PROVISIONAL CORPS,

DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, No. 50. Wilmington, N. C., March 15, 1865.

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V. The senior officer of the detachment of the Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, accompanying the moving column will proceed with his command to Northeast Station this afternoon and bivouac at that point for the night. In the morning he will have his men in readiness to move at 9 o'clock, but will await the arrival of the major-general commanding.

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By order of Major General A. H. Terry:

A. TERRY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier-General HAWLEY,

Commanding Post of Wilmington, N. C.:

GENERAL: A train of 600 to 800 refugees, white and black, has started this day for Wilmington via Clinton. These refugees have been collected by both wings of the army, and it was impracticable to furnish them with either very good teams or much of a supply of provisions.