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Wilmington, and act as he directs. Unless you can reach brigade commanders by telegraph, it is probably best to go. Lieutenant Leonard leaves this p. m. with dispatches for Goldsborough.

CHARLES CRUFT,

Brigadier-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, April 2, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel O'BRIEN,

Commanding Detachments of 14th Army Corps, Wilmington:

March your command to Goldsborough. Start at daylight to-morrow (3rd). You can sent your baggage by rail. Telegraph me here, care of Major-General Schofield, at once.

JOHN A. WRIGHT,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, N. C., April 2, 1865.

Captain J. A. WRIGHT,

Asst. Adjt. General, Provisional Division, Goldsborough, N. C.:

(In care of General Schofield.)

Have just arrived. Only 1,300 of my brigade here. The rest will be here to-morrow. Cannot leave until the 4th.

WM. O'BRIEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade.

WILMINGTON, April 2, 1865.

Captain J. A. WRIGHT,

Asst. Adjt. General, Provisional Division, Goldsborough:

(Care of General Schofield.)

Colonel McManus' brigade is all in.

WM. O'BRIEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Second Brigade.

WILMINGTON, April 2, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel A. C. McCLURG,

Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, 14th Army Corps:

Please inform General Davis that I will start one brigade of troops of Left Wing to-morrow a. m. under Colonel McManus, of Twentieth Corps, to march through direct.

G. W. SMITH,

Captain, U. S. Army.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS, Numbers 6.

Near Goldsborough, N. C., April 2, 1865.

In compliance with Special Field Orders, Numbers 44, from headquarters Miitary Division of the Mississippi, of April 1, 1865, the undersigned assumes command of the Twentieth Army Corps. The following-named staff officers are hereby announced, and will be obeyed and respected