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NEW BERNE, March 22, 1865.

Major General J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Goldsborough:

The Neuse River bridge will be completed to-morrow, as I informed you when at Kinston. I will go up tot he construction party to-morrow and remain with them till we get the road completed to Goldsborough. I think I can get a section through by rail as soon as I could move them by wagons, and I don't know that I could get wagons for that purpose.

W. W. WRIGHT,

Colonel and Chief Engineer.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

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

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding Provisional Corps:

The commanding general directs that you take possession immediately of the upper crossing of the Little River and intrench a bridge-head. The bridge will be reconstructed. Captain Twining, chief engineer, will send a part of the engineer battalion to assist.

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

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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

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

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding Provisional Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the commanding general to ask you to cause the bridge over Little River nearest to its mouth to be reconstructed at once. General Terry is still at Cox's Bridge, and the main portion of General Sherman's army at Bentonville.

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

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

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

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

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding Provisional Corps:

GENERAL: The commanding general is informed that the railroad depot at this place has been fired, and desires you to investigate the matter and report the causes, and the incendiary, if any.

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

WM. M. WHERRY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.