War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0898 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Falling Creek Church, N. C., March 19, 1865.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Sherman thinks that the whole of General John E. Smith's division should be sent out to the position at the forks of the road with his artillery, but without wagons. General Woods will be directed to occupy the position now occupied by General Smith's division.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Falling Creek Church, N. C., March 19, 1865.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: In accordance with instructions received from Major-General Sherman, the general commanding directs that General Hazen's division return by the road the column moved out on to-day, by the way of Blackman Lee's Store, and go into position as General Slocum may direct. A staff officer of General Slocum now at these headquarters will accompany one of yours, and consult with him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BEAMAN'S CROSS-ROADS, N. C., March 19, 1865-6 a. m.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the corps trains completed crossing the Little Cohera at 8. 15 p. m. yesterday. The bridge was good and so were the roads for a few miles this side, but the last three or four miles were very bad indeed, and difficult to pass them after night set in. The rear of the last division train came into camp 4 o'clock this morning. If the roads are not too bad to-day we will move up fifteen or twenty miles. I am advised by General Woods that a company of Fourth Division pioneers reported to him yesterday morning about the time I wrote you. I did not know it then. They were very serviceable to us yesterday and last night. The First Division train is now (6. 15) all out on the road, and Fourth, Second, Third, and supply trains will follow in the order mentioned.

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

G. L. FORT,

Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Quartermaster, Fifteenth Army Corps.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Neuse River, March 19, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I respectfully report that in compliance with your orders I broke my camp this a. m., marching out in rear of the Third Division. The roads I found to be very bad in places, more particularly at the