War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0878 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. 14TH ARMY CORPS, No. 22. In the Field, N. C., March 17, 1865.

The First and Second Divisions of the corps will move immediately to Mingo Creek, by the Goldsborough road, which passes through Bentonville, carrying their wounded with them. The First Division will take the advance, and General Carlin will throw forward a pioneer party to build a bridge over Black Creek. The reserve battery will still march with the Second Division. Corps headquarters will move with the First Division.

By order of Bvt. Major General J. C. Davis:

A. C. McCLURG,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. 14TH ARMY CORPS, No. 23. In the Field, March 17, 1865.

General Morgan will move his division at daylight to-morrow upon the direct road to Goldsborough, N. C., and will march as far as the condition of the roads will permit. General Carling will follow General Morgan. The reserve artillery will move with General Morgan. Corps headquarters will move with General Carlin. Division commanders will see that their wagons are well closed up.

By order of Bvt. Major General J. C. Davis:

A. C. McCLURG,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

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

Major-General WILLIAMS,

Commanding Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that General Davis has been instructed to move his command to Mingo Creek by the Goldsborough road, which passes through Bentonville. He directs that you keep your division at Averasborough to cover the movement, and that you move your other division with train and wounded to Mingo Creek, in rear of the Fourteenth Corps. General Slocum directs that you make details for interring all the dead, keeping an exact account of the number, our own and rebel.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, TWENTIENTH CORPS,

In the Field, March 17, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Twentieth Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report from the best information I can obtain that there is no enemy in front of this command.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. J. JACKSON,

Brigadier General of Volunteers.