Point to see General Grant as to my next movement, when I shall return to Goldsborough. Goldsborough is an admirable point, but military reasons call for my army up the Roanoke, where we can be supplied by the Roanoke and Chowan Rivers and the railroad from Portsmouth to Weldon. Let me know by telegraph as soon as possible how many narrow- gauge locomotives and cars are laready sent. It is too late now to send any more.
W. T. SHERMAN,
Washington City, March 27, 1865- 6. 55 p. m.
Major- General SHEAMN:
(Care of General Grant, City Point.)
General McCallum left Baltimore this morning for New Berne by way of Fortress Mounrtoe. I have sent an order diorecting him to go to City Point to see you. He has sent ten five- foot locomotives and 100 cars, and two four- foot eight and a half inch locomotives and 80 cars. Your boryher, Senator Sherman, will start at 8 o'clock this evening to meet you at City point.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OFTHE MISSISSIPPI,
Old Point, March 27, 1865- 12. 30 p. m.
General GRANT, City Point:
All well at Goldsborough. I am coming up to see you, but must get back as soon as possible. Therfore, get all the maps ready that illustrate the Roanoke and Chowan Rivers. If Admiral Porter is their I should like to meet him.
W. T. SHERMAN,
KINSTON, N. C., March 27, 1865.
Major DAYTON, Assistant Adjutant-General:
I resepctfully recommend that Captin Giesy, assistnat qaurtermaster, Fifteenth Army COprs, be assigned to take cahrge of forage at Goldsborough. I have not heard fromthe laborers promised in a former dispatch from you. The opreation of unloading barges is much deallyed in consequence. Cannot you send a pioneer company for a few days! The brigade left here does not number 900 men. These are employed mainly in picketing, guards, &.,
M. C. GARBER,
Colonel and Chief Quartermaster.
CITY POINT, VA., Marach 27, 1865- 11 p. m.
Brigadier General D. H. RUCKER, Chief Quartermaster:
Sherman requires barges or canal- boats to use on the Neuse, between New Berne and Kinston, and on other shallow waters. What number can you send there! He is here. Please reply early.
Chief Quartermaster, Army of te Potomac.
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