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tinue the extension of the wharf at Morehead City, but to sue it without calling on your railroad stock. All hands are instructed as to the importance of loading and unloading cars without a minute's stoppage.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Goldsborough, N. C., March 31, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to renew my recommendation of Lieutenant Colonel William E. Strong, assistant inspector-general of this arm, for promotion. for dinstinguished gallantry during the Atlanta campaign I recommend that he be brevetted colonel; for remarkable efficiency as my chief of staff during the Savannah campaign, that he be brevetted brigadier-general; and for specially gallant and efficient service during the Carolina campaign that he be appointed brigadier-gneeral, to take rank from March 21, the date of the engagement near Bentonville, N. C. If, for want of a vacancy or other reason, it is deemed inconsistent with the interests of the public service to appoint Lieutenant-Colonel Strong to brigadier-general of volunteers, I would most strenuously urge that he receive the brevet rank of brigadier-general as a deserved recognition of his distinguished services.

Very respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Goldsborough, N. C., March 31, 1865.

Brigadier General A. B. EATON,

Chief Commissary, U. S. Army:

GENERAL: I have the honor to recommend for promotion to the rank of colonel, in accordance with the recent act of Congress, Lieutenant Colonel David Remick, the chief commissary of subsistence of this army during the Savannah and Caroina campaigns. Lieutenant-Colonel Remick was my commissary while in command of the Fourth Corps, and has always given perfect satisfaction. His services during the last campaign from Savannah to this point are especially deserving of commendation. It was in a large measure owing to the energy and practical ability of this officer that we were able to subsist this army upward of fifty days, although starting with only fifteen days' rations. It gives me pleasure to commend to yu one who, by so long and arduous services, proved himself an able and faithful officer.

I am, general, respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 14.

Goldsborough, N. C., March 31, 1865.

The word "department" will be dropped, and this command will hereafter continue to be designated as the Army of the Tennessee, with general headquarters established temporarily in New Berne, N. C. Captain Samuel L. Taggart, assistant adjutant-general, in charge of the office and headquarters, will exercise the same authority and functiions as were delegated to him (General Orders, Numbers 5, January 25, 1865) at Beaufort, S. C. The following is announced as the staff of the