War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0135 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 23rd ARMY CORPS, Numbers 46.

In the Field, N. C., April 8, 1865.

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III. Colonel Strickland's brigade will march toward Goldsborough at 7. 15 a. m. to-morrow morning. Colonel Moore's brigade will march on the road toward Goldsborough at 6. 30 a. m. to-morrow. Captain Wilson's battery will follow Colonel Moore's brigade. Colonel Mehringer's brigade will follow the battery and will be joined by the Eightieth Indiana Volunteers at Best's Station. Colonel Strickland will mass his wagons at Best's Station and let them take their place in the column when it comes up. The transportation will follow Colonel Mehringer's brigade in the same order as the troops, and ambulance train in the lead.

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By command of Major-General Couch:

THOMAS ROSE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAISON'S STATION, April 8, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

I have received your instructions for the movement of my corps. My entire supply train is at Goldsborough. I had proposed to start with four days' rations in the haversacks. My men or eaccustomed to carry that amount, and I can do so well as not. I would suggest that the wagons to carry the five days' hard bread and three days' meat should follow the Twenty-third Army Corps to where the first pontoon bridge will be laid, then ross and meet during or at the end of my second day's march. I can send a strong regiment to the bridge to act as a trai guard. I fear there will hardly be time to load the wagons and get them here before I start. Please let me know as soon as possible whether this suggestion meets your approbation.

A. H. TERRY,

Major-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, April 8, 1865.

Major General A. H. TERRY,

Faison's:

Your dispatch is received. All right. Send a regiment to Cox's Bridge, and I will send your supply train there on Tuesday. It is well to carry four days' in haversacks, as you propose.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Goldsborough, N. C., April 8, 1865.

Major General A. H. TERRY,

Faison's:

I will order a squadron from the Twelfth New York Cavalry to report to you, to relieve the detachment you now have.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.