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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Captain C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that my division has been ordered back to camp by Major-General Howard.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. A. MOWER,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding Division.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 22, 1865.

Brigadier General M. F. FORCE,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: Your train is reported three miles back in camp. The officer in charge does not know whether to remain there or take the road when the Fourteenth Corps gets out of his way. Please send him such orders as you see proper. We move back on that road to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 22, 1865.

Brigadier General M. F. FORCE,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say to you that you may withdraw your command into camp and let the men make themselves as comfortable as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Bentonville, N. C., March 22, 1865.

Brigadier General M. F. FORCE,

Commanding Third Division, Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say to you that he desires you to move your troops on the left of the train to-morrow.

Very respectfully,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA, Numbers 29.

Cox's Bridge, N. C., March 22, 1865.

I. The Fourteenth Corps will move to-morrow morning at daylight, crossing the Neuse River at this point, and will proceed direct to Goldsborough by the first road north of the river. General Davis will