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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 18.

New Berne, N. C., March 19, 1865.

I. Lieutenant Colonel J. F. Boyd, chief quartermaster Twenty-third Army Corps, is hereby announced as acting chief quartermaster of the army in the field.

II. Major Frank E. Wolcott, judge-advocate, Army of the Ohio, is hereby announced as acting judge-advocate, Department of North Carolina, Army of the Ohio.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 32.

New Berne, N. C., March 19, 1865.

I. Brigadier General H. W. Birge will send to Morehead City by rail the Twenty-second Iowa Infantry and One hundred and thirty-first New York Infantry, to report for orders to Bvt. Brigadier General L. C. Easton, chief quartermaster, Military Division of the Mississippi. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL CORPS, Numbers 1.

Kinston, N. C., March 19, 1865.

I. The command will march for Goldsborough at 6 a. m. to-morrow, taking the river road on the north bank of the city. General Ruger's division will take the advance of the infantry column, followed by General Carter's division. General Greeme's division will bring up the rear. The men will carry four days' rations and seventy rounds of ammunition. All wagons, except those absolutely necessary for baggage, will be loaded with subsistence stores and follow the troops. The cavalry under command of Colonel Savage will move in advance of the infantry column, covering the right flank and scouting well to the front, and will keep up through communications with the head of the infantry column, giving such information in regard to the country and enemy as may be gathered that would be of value to the commanding general at the head of the column.

II. The cavalry force on the south side of the river will cross at daybreak to-morrow morning. Captain Graham will report with his company to Brigadier-General Harland, commanding post of Kinston, for duty in this vicinity. The remainder will report to Colonel Savage, commanding Twelfth New York Cavalry.

By command of Major-General Cox:

THEO. COX,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.