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HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Goldsborough, N. C., April 8, 1865-11. 20 a. m.

Brigadier General H. W. BIRGE,

New Berne:

The commanding general directs that you send the two regiments of your Second Brigade now at New Berne to Morehead for General Easton. General Easton thinks he can furnish you transportation from Morehead for the four regiments of your Third Brigade ordered to the front.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MOREHEAD CITY, April 8, 1865-4 p. m.

Brevet Major-General BIRGE,

New Berne:

One hundred and fifty-sixth New York Volunteers and Thirty-eighth Massachusetts Volunteers have left by train for Goldsborough. Will follow with Twenty-fourth Iowa and One hundred and thirty-first New York at daylight to-morrow.

N. W. DAY,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

WILMINGTON, April 8, 1865.

Major L. M. DAYTON:

Twenty-four hundred and thirty-five men have arrived from South Carolina and 323 substitutes from the North since my last report.

J. R. HAWLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

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

Brigadier General J. R. HAWLEY,

Wilmington:

Your telegram received. Push those men toward the front as fast as possible under existing orders, viz, by cars if you can get them, and if not march them, to report to the commanding officer at Goldsborough on arrival. News from Virginia fully confirm former reports, and General Grant's last stated he expected to capture or disperse Lee's entire army.

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WILMINGTON,

Wilmington, N. C., April 8, 1865.

Captain PHELPS,

Senior Naval Officer, &c.:

SIR: I fear there is some misunderstanding concerning the instructions given your picket boat on the Northwest River. Citizens are