War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0906 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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during the night to my assistance. I would request that all the ammunition and empty ambulances and wagons that can be spared from the Right Wing be sent to me. From prisoners I learn that the corps and commands of Hardee, Stewart, Lee, Cheatham, Hill, and Hoke are here. I desire both infantry and artillery ammunition.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

In the Field, N. C., March 19, 1865.

Brevet Major-General DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you spend the entire night in intrenching and in making your present position as strong as possible. You may expect the Right Wing up in the morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 19, 1865.

[Bvt. Major General JEF. C. DAVIS:]

GENERAL: I attacked the enemy with Buell's brigade and half of Hobart's, but failed to drive the enemy. The same result attended the attack on the right by Miles' brigade. The enemy is strong in men and artillery. A prisoner, a New York man, whom I have sent to you, says Hardee, Hoke, Lee's corps, and a great deal of artillery are in our front. I shall hold my present position until further orders from you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. P. CARLIN,

Brigadier-General.

P. S. -My loss is considerable, but not definitely known.

W. P. C.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On the Field, March 19, 1865-4. 30 p. m.

Respectfully referred to Major-General Slocum for information. The enemy is beyod doubt in our front in strong force, and intends to give a general engagement.

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,

In the Field, N. C., March 19, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WILLIAMS,

Commanding Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you spend the entire night in intrenching and in making your present position as