War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0111 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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NEW BERNE, N. C., April 6, 1865.

(Via Fort Monroe, Va., 7. 10 p. m.)

Brigadier General D. C. McCALLUM:

The following orders has just been received from General Sherman, and I send a copy to you by a special boat. I shall require all existing orders for railroad supplies for the road here filled and furnished with the utmost dispatch, to enable me to carry out General Sherman's orders: *

W. W. WRIGHT,

Chief Engineer and Superintendent of Military Railroads.

NEW BERNE, N. C., April 6, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN:

If the mails are to be distributed to the army from this point, three steamers will be required to run outside to Fortress Monroe. The public service demands it. I have had but one mail this week.

A. H. MARKLAND,

Superintendent of Mails, U. S. Army.

NEW BERNE, N. C., April 6, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN:

The mail of to-day will be delivered to the army to-morrow. No further mails will be sent to the army until after I reach Fortress Monroe. They could not reach here in time to distribute.

A. H. MARKLAND,

Superintendent of Mails, U. S. Army.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 56.

Washinton, April 6, 1865.

By direction of the President of the United States, Major General J. A. Mower, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Twentieth Army Corps, to date from April 2, 1865.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 49. +

In the Field, Goldsborough, N. C., April 6, 1865.

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III. The following telegram just received is announced with great pleasure and satisfaction by the general-in-chief for the information of the army. ++

Army commanders will order a salute of 100 guns to be fired from each permanent fort on the sea board in the Department of North Carolina, and Department of the South, in honor of the event.

By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Sherman to Wright second, ante.

+For paragraph II, see Part I, p. 44.

++See Bowers to Sherman, April 4, p. 95.

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