HDQRS. 1ST DIV. 15TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 11.
Near Goldsborough, N. C., March 30, 1865.
I. During the absence of George F. French, suregon-in-chief of the division. Surg. William Lomax, Twelfth Indiana Infantry, senior surgeon in the command, is announced as surgeon-in-chief for the division. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
By order of Brigadier General C. R. Woods:
FRED. H. WILSON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
NEW BERNE, N. C., March 30, 1865.
General SCHOFIELD, Goldsborough:
Have just arrived. All well. Have completed arrangements for twenty five additional barges and five tugs. General McCallum, fork railroad department, is with me. We will be up to-night. Telegraph me any news if there be any. General Grant with his whole army marched out of their lines toward Dinwiddie Court-House, and Lee must attack him or the force left intrenched at City Point. Sheridan is on Grant's left. I saw him and the President, and have a full understanding. Everything seems most favorable. I want to be all ready by April 10. Please send this message to Slocum and Howard. Tell General Slocum the orders were made he asked for. Also your two corps and commanders are as you requested. We must hold on to Kinston until the last moment, and then throw everything round by water to Halifax, Winton, and Norfolk.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,
Goldsborough, March 30, 1865.
Major-General SHERMAN, New Berne:
Your dispatch is received. No important news here since you left. All is going on well. Supplies are accumulating quite rapidly.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
MOSELEY HILL, March 30, 1865.
Colonel CAMPBELL, Assistant Adjutant-General:
A scouting party of 100 infantry sent out yesterday toward Goldsborough and Snow Hill road rescued a party of thirteen of Kilpatrick's cavalry, who were pursued by thirty cavalry of Allen's division, of Wheeler's corps which division is encamped on the Weldon railroad at the crossing of Nahunta Creek-say fifteen miles from Goldsborough. Kilpatrick lost 1 man killed and 1 wounded. No loss of infantry; 2 prisoners were taken.
D. N. COUCH,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,
In the Field, Goldsborough, March 30, 1865.
Major General D. N. COUCH,
Commanding 1st and 2nd Divs., 23rd A. C., Moseley Hall, N. C.:
GENERAL: Your dispatch of 5 p. m. is received. In reply the commanding general directs me to say that he approves of your action in