GOLDSBOROUGH, March 28, 1865.
Your dispatch is recived. My camp indicates two roads striking the railroad about midway between Goldsborough and Moseley Hall. I thought if these roads exist I would send a division fromlhere to cover them. I have sent Captain Lord to see. Your patrolling is very well.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
MOSELEY HALL, March 28, 1865- 7. 30 p. m.
(Received 8. 20 p. m.)
Twenty- five rebel horsemen attacked a party of the Twelfth New york to- day at the intersection of moseley Hall and Snow Hill road with the Goldsborough and Snow Hill raod four miles this side of altter place. The rebels were run off. I have an idea they were O'Conner's party. A half dozen of Shemqan's foragers were carried off by them. Otherwise everything seems to be quiet on my front.
D. N. COUCH,
HEADQUARTERS TWELFTH NEW YORK CAVALRY,
Moseley Hall ROad, March 28, 1865.
CAPTAIN: Captain Chirch, sent out this morning with there companies, has returned. He reached Snow Hill and returned without material advebnture. Lieutenant Haas, with fourteen men, cahred upon the force which fired on the bummers and dispersed them without trouble, but was unable to make any captures. Negroes reported 200 cavalry beyond Contentnea Creek. I find to- day easy roads to Best's Station, on my left, and General Stiles on my right. My pickets ectend now to Snow Hill and Hookerton, but, of course, are not very strong.
JAS. W. SAVAGE,
Colonel Twelfth New york Cavalry.
HDQRS. FIRST AND SECOND DIVS., 23rd ARMY CORPS,
Moseley Hall, N. C., March 28, 1865.
GENRAL: The commanding genral directs me to say that he has information fromGoldsborough that a division of the enemy' cavalry is moving, with four guns, on our communications north of the Neuse River. He desires you to be on the qui vive and report promptly any indiactions of the enemy' approach.
I am, general, veryr esepctfully, your obedient servant,
C. A. CILLEY,
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