War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1460 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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night beyond the river (west) near Cox's Bridge. I will move on, reporting from time to time. There are two roads to the left of this, both leading from Goldsborough to Raleigh, one near railroad, the other north of it.

Respectfully,

E. M. LAW,

Brigadier-General.

I have just head from the scouts ahead. They have captured four prisoners from the Fourteenth Corps, who say that they had orders to go to Goldsborough, and the foragers have gone in that direction. They report the Twenty-third, Twenty-fourth, and Twenty-fifth (black) Corps on this side of the Neuse, but none moving this way. The other corps seem to be crossing and going down. Can Sherman be making for Petersburg and Weldon?

E. M. LAW,

Brigadier-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, Va., March 23, 1865.

General M. L. BONHAM, Columbia, S. C.:

GENERAL: You have been appointed and confirmed brigadier-general. Brigade composed of Colcock's, Black's, Lipscomb's regiments. Report to General Johnston.

SAMUEL W. MELTON,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Return of effective strength, &c., of the infantry and artillery of army March 23, 1865.

Effective Total Aggregate Remarks.

total. present. present.

Army of

Tennessee,

Lieutenant

General

A. P.

Stewart

commanding

:

Lee's 2,340 3,211 3,583 Effective

corps. . total

artillery,

106.

Cheatham's 2,005 2,602 2,927

corps. .

Stewart's 723 1,131 1,256

corps. .

Total 5,068 6,944 7,766

army. .

Hardee's

corps,

Lieutenant

General

W. J.

Hardee

commanding

:

McLaws' 3,002 3,526 4,007

division.

.

Taliaferro 1,695 1,802 1,909

's

division.

.

Total 4,697 5,328 5,916

corps. .

Troops Effective

Department total

of North artillery,

Carolina, 657.

General

Braxton

Bragg

commanding

:

Hoke's 3,598 4,339 4,831

division.

.

Recapitula

tion:

Army of 5,068 6,944 7,766

Tennessee.

.

Hardee' 4,697 5,328 5,916

corps. .

Troops 3,598 4,339 4,831

Department

of North

Carolina.

.

Grand 13,363 16,611 18,513

total. .

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.