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Averasborough, in case orders are received from General Sherman that we are needed. The general desires me to say further that you may as well make yourselves comfortable, as the ground does not improve up to this point. Beyond here, however, the ground seems higher and more improved.

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

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Jackson's Cross-Roads, N. C., March 17, 1865.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Department and Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that my four unencumbered divisions are up, and the rear one (the First) is now going into camp. My scouts have returned from the bridge over Mingo Creek, and report General Kilpatrick's troops at the crossing.

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

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Jackson's Cross-Roads, N. C., March 17, 1865.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Escaped prisoners report that there are four or five rebel scouts dressed in our uniform complete who make it their business to pick up single men or parties of two or three of our men. The general wishes a lookout to be kept for them by the foragers and others, and if possible bring them in.

Very respectfully,

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Blair, Seventeenth Army Corps).

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Jackson's Cross-Roads, N. C., March 17, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Should it become necessary to use a section of the pontoon bridge in crossing my trains over Little Cohera Swamp I have the honor to request that you will send as many boats as may be required back to the crossing. They can come up with my wagons.

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

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.