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NEW BERNE, March 20, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD,

Headquarters:

General Easton has called for troops and I have sent him the Twenty-second Iowa and One hundred and thirty-first New York Regiments that I wrote you would go to the front. There is only one regiment left here of the Nineteenth Corps.

G. W. SCHOFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

KINSTON, N. C., March 20, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. W. BARRIGER,

Chief Commissary of Subsistence of Department, New Berne:

The army is moving this morning with five days' rations. Second fleet of boats has arrived. As railroad is to be finished to river to-night I suppose all stores will be sent to that point. I remain here a few days, by direction of the general, to look to accumulation of supplies. Please crowd forward by rail.

R. B. TREAT,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Commissary of Subsistence.

SPECIAL ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL CORPS,

ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, March 20, 1865.

The command will continue the movement toward Goldsborough to-morrow morning at 6 o'clock, unless otherwise ordered before that hour. General Carter will move in advance, followed by General Greene's division and General Ruger's division in rear. All wagons will move in one train at the rear of the corps under a strong guard furnished from General Ruger's division.

By command of Major-General Cox:

THEO. COX,

Major and Asssistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. PROVISIONAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

In the Field, March 20, 1865.

Colonel SAVAGE,

Commanding Twelfth New York Cavalry:

The command will continue the movement toward Goldsborough to-morrow morning at 6 o'clock, unless otherwise ordered before that hour. You will conduct the movement of your command with similar views in mind as of to-day.

By command of Major-General Cox:

THEO. COX,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

ON THE MARCH, March 20, 1865.

Colonel SAVAGE,

Commanding Cavalry:

It is desired that the cavalry should cover the roads so that the movement of an infantry column may not be known ahead of us, and