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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.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

To be returned.

SPECIAL

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,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Ingram's Plantation, N. C., March 18, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistnant Adjutant-General:

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,

Brevet Major-General.

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

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