War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0952 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Near Mill Creek, N. C., March 22, 1865--6 a. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

GENERAL: General Blair reports that the enemy have left his front, and prisoners report have fallen back about two miles.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, near Bentonville, N. C., March 22, 1865.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Right Wing:

GENERAL: General Schofield reports from Goldsborough, which he occupied with little opposition, so that our campaign is an eminent success. Let Slocum have the roads to-day, and to-morrow move at your leisure to your new position on the right of Goldsborough, facing north, first south of the Neuse and next north. I will promise that no pains or efforts on my part shall be spared to supply your command in themost thorough manner before calling on them for new efforts.

Yours, truly,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Cox's Bridge, N. C., March 22, 1865.

Major-General HOWARD,

Commanding Right Wing:

GENERAL: I am directed by General Sherman to inform you that he will go into Goldsborough to-morrow morning by the road south of Neuse River. Major-General Slocum will cross the Neuse River at this point, thus giving you a clear road to Goldsborough, to which place you will move your command andoccupy the section of ground covering Goldsborough from the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, on the north around to your right, and to the Neuse River on the east. Major-General Slocum will with his command connect with you on the north of Goldsborough, and extend from the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad around to his left to Little and Neuse Rivers on the west. There are two bridges here and General Schofield has three at Goldsborough.

I am, general, with respect, &c.,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD ORDERS,

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 68.

Mill Creek, N. C., March 22, 1865.

The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, will move to-morrow by the most direct road to Grantham's house, near Falling Creek Church. The Seventeenth Army Corps, Major General F. P. Blair commanding, will move to-morrow to the school-house near Falling Creek, either by the same route followed by the Left Wing to-day or