War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0953 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. --UNION.

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by some country roads, avoiding that taken by the Fifteenth Army Corps. In case the Left Wing should use the river road after passing Cox's Bridge General Logan will cross Falling Creek near Grantham's house, and will see that the crossing at that point is put in repair. These headquarters will move with the Seventeenth Army Corps and be established to-morrow at the school-house near Falling Creek.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 21 [22?], 1865.

Captain VAN DYKE,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to inform you that at daylight we took possession of the enemy's line of works in our front and are now pushing skirmishers forward. The rebels are retreating down this road in direction of the river.

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

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

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

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am very anxious to know whether the enemy is making for Smithfield, or attempting to cross the river in order to go after Schofield. In case the enemy makes a bridge-head at Mill Creek have all your artillery brought forward and brought to bear on it. What do the prisoners say?

Very respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

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

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that the pontoon bridge is now being put down over the Neuse River, just below the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. As soon as we arrive there what is known as the temporary depot will be broken up, and everything moved over the river.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Blair.)