SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA ARMY OF
THE OHIO, Numbers 21.
Goldsborough, N. C., April 4, 1865.
I. Brigadier-General Cruft having reported at these headquarters, in compliance with orders from Major-General Halleck, chief of staff, will report in person without delay to Major General W. T. Sherman for further orders.
By command of Major-General Schofield:
J. A. CAMPBELL,
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,
Near Lenoir Institute, N. C., April 4, 1865.
Captain C. A. CILLEY,
Asst. Adjt. General, 1st and 2nd Divs., Twenty-third Army Corps:
SIR: I have the honor to report Lieutenant-Colonel Walters, One hundred and twenty-third Indiana Infantry, returned last evening from reconnaissance to Hookerton and Snow Hill. Found at Hookerton about seventy-five men, mounted, with vedette half a mile this side, who retired withut a shot across the bridge on the approach of our cavalry, then fired a few shots. At Snow Hill found a small post on this side of Contentnea Creek, which retired on his approach and is of the opinion that there are about 150 of the enemy watching the bridges at Hookerton, Snow Hill, and ford above, the camp being at a church some three miles back. At no time have their parties been more than a mile and a half from the creek this way. Citizens reported Wheeler with a divisioin of cavalry at Stantonsburg.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THOS. H. RUGER,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding Division.
HDQRS. 2nd DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 7.
In the Field, N. C., April 4, 1865.
I. Agreeable to instructions the undersigned hereby temporarily assumes command of the Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps.
ORLANDO H. MOORE,
Colonel Twenty-fifth Mich. Vol. Infty., Commanding Second Divisioin.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,
Goldsborough, April 4, 1865.
Major General A. H. TERRY,
The First Division, Tenth Army Corps, consists of the Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps (two brigades now at MOrehead City, and perhaps another brigade will come up), commanded by General Birge, and General Abbott's brigade of the Twenty-fifth [Twenty-fourth] Army Corps. General Birge is the ranking officer. The First Division cannot move with you, but will join you from next base, with the exception of General Abbott's brigade, which will remain on duty at Wilmington.
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
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