the citizens that Goldsborough is occupied by General Schofield's forces. Please find inclosed a rough sketch* of the roads, made by Captain Reese, from information derived from the citizens.
O. O. HOWARD,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, March 18, 1865.
Respectfully referred to Major-General Slocum for his information.
By order of Major-General Sherman:
L. M. DAYTON,
To be returned.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD ORDERS,
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, No. 64. Benton's Cross-Roads, N. C., March 18, 1865.
I. Each corps of this command, following the general directions indicated in the order of march for to-day, will move forward to-morrow and endeavor to cross with each head of column the road leading south of Cox's Bridge, through Falling Creek, Old Court-House, &c. These headquarters will follow the leading division of the Fifteenth Army Corps.
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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
A. M. VAN DYKE,
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Ingram's Plantation, N. C., March 18, 1865.
Major MAX. WOODHULL,
MAJOR: I respectfully report nothing of particular or unusual interest has occurred in my division to-day. I marched out in rear of General John E. Smith at 9 a. m., finding good roads for the greater part of the march. Now, at 5. 30 p. m., I am in camp with everything at Ingram's plantation on the Clinton road, covering the road in the direction of Clinton with one brigade, and with my remaining brigade encamped on a plantation road leading toward Goldsborough. I report four men from these headquarters captured while foraging near Fayetteville. My headquarters are at Ingram's plantation.
I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. R. WOODS,
HDQRS. TRAIN GUARD, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near South River, March 18, 1865-3 a. m.
Major MAX. WOODHULL,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:
MAJOR: I have the honor to report that I am camped about one mile and a half east of South River, having crossed the last wagons at 5. 30