KINSTON, March 23, 1865.
Major L. M. DAYTON,
Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of the Mississippi:
DEAR MAJOR: Colonel Treat, chief commissary of subsistence of General Schofield's army, reports subsistence stores for Military Division of the Mississippi to the amount of 400,000 rations, and more arriving daily, which I will forward as fast as wagons arrive. General Beckwith is at Morehead City.
Very truly, yours,
Acting Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Mil. Div. of the Miss.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Falling Creek, N. C., March 23, 1865.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN:
GENERAL: The Fifteenth Corps is encamped on Falling Creek, three divisions east and one west of it. The Seventeenth Corps is near Cox's Bridge. We shall be in Goldsborough early to-morrow morning. My headquarters are near Falling Creek, about one mile east of the church.
O. O. HOWARD,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Goldsborough, N. C., March 23, 1865.
GENERAL: Yours to General Sherman is to hand, giving the position of your command. To-morrow a dispatch bearer will leave here for the States, by whom you can send letters to America, if you wish. there is now at New Berne, in the hands of Colonel Markland, a large mail for your command, which you had better send your army messenger for.
I am, &c.,
L. M. DAYTON,
KINSTON, N. C., March 23, 1865.
Commanding Army and Department of the Tennessee:
DEAR GENERAL: Colonel Treat, commissary of subsistence, General Schofield's army, reports to me that he will supply the Military Division of the Mississippi with 400,000 rations of subsistence now. That amount is here for General Sherman's army, and more arriving daily. I will load the trains as soon as they arrive. It is 8 a. m. now, and none of our wagons arrived yet. There is also lots of boots, shoes, socks, and other quartermaster's stores here, which Colonel Garber will forard as fast as he can, and our Army of the Tennessee will get their portion, and probably all they want. The railroad will be finished to this point to-day, and they report not much damage done the road from