SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 25.
Goldsborough, N. C., April 8, 1865.
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III. General Cox will concentrate his corps at Goldsborough on the 10th, and will march in support of General Slocum's left on the lower Raleigh road early on the 11th. General Terry will march on the 10th from Faison's for Bentonville and Turner's Bridge. General Palmer will hold securely the bridges at Kinston, and post a small regiment at Moseley Hall to protect the railroad. General Birge, with one of his brigades, will hold the depot at Goldsborough and the bridges over Neuse and Little Rivers, near that place. Until further orders Colonel Savage, Twelfth New York Cavalry, will continue to cover the railroad from Goldsborough to Kinston.
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By command of Major-General Schofield:
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,
Goldsborough, April 8, 1865.
Major General D. N. COUCH,
Commanding 1st and 2nd Divs., 23rd Army Corps, Moseley Hall, N. C.:
You are please march your command early to-morrow morning for this place. Written orders have been sent by courier.
By command of Major-General Cox:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. 1ST DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 20.
Near Lenior Institute, N. C., April 8, 1865.
The division will move to-morrow morning, April 9, as follows: The Second and Third Brigades will move precisely at 6 a. m., without halting, to the camp of the First Brigade, the Second Brigade moving on the road by Hine's house, and the Third Brigade on the inner road. The order of march from thence, at 7 a. m., will be: First Brigade, Second Brigade, Third Brigade, battery, ambulances, ammunition, and baggage train, in order of command. Colonel Thomas, commanding Third Brigade, will detail one regiment as rear guard, and will see to the safety of the train. No straggling must be permitted. Brigade commanders will, without further orders, draw in the pickets of their respective brigades to-morrow morning in time to join their commands before the march. Care will be taken that all safeguards are called in.
By command of Brigadier General Thomas H. Ruger:
HENRY A. HALE,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.