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to a point, if practicable, twelve miles from Beaman's Cross-Roads. Should no orders to the contrary reach General Mower, he will march the next day to Everettsville. The bridge train, Lieutenant-Colonel Tweeddale commanding, will follow the First Division train to Everettsville. Major-General Mower will have a regiment with the bridge train as guard and to assist it. The Fourt Division, Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith commanding, will follow the main bridge train to Troublefield's Store, and then taking the lower road will follow the route of the Third Division. The detachment of the bridge train, Lieutenant Tanner commanding, will follow the Third Division train. The detachment of the train depatment headquarters will follow the Third Division next after the detachment of the pontoon train, which is encamped near these headquarters. These headquarters will be with the Third Division.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

Near Black Creek, N. C., March 17, 1865-8 a. m.

Major-General DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your corps with your train and wounded to Mingo Creek, by the Goldsborough Road, which passes through Bentonville. General Williams has sent one division to Averasborough to cover the movement. The two divisions of the Twentieth Corps will follow you. They will bury the dead. It is expected that the Right Wing has reached Mingo Creek and is constructing a bridge for us. It will be necessary to send your pioneer corps to build a bridge over Black Creek.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

East of Black Creek, N. C., March 17, 1865.

Bvt. Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that at a point from one to two miles beyond Mingo Creek the road forks, the left-hand road leading to Smithfield, the right to Goldsborough. He directs that you take the road to the right to Cox's Bridge. He also directs that you throw out a regiment from the leading division on the Smithfield road, to remain while the division is passing, and to be relieved by a regiment from your other division, which will remain until relieved by a regiment from the Twentieth Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.