War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0146 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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MOUNT OLIVE, April 9, 1865.

Major L. M. DAYTON:

Will the general be at home this evening? Am coming up on the train to see him. I am now in telegraph office awaiting your orders.

KILPATRICK.

GOLDSBOROUGH, April 9, 1865.

Major WILLIAM M. WHERRY,

Chief of Staff:

I have the honor to report that the telegraph operator at Burgaw Station was captured last evening and the wire cut by the rebels.

Very respectfully,

JOHN E. O'BRIEN.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Goldsborough, N. C., April 9, 1865.

Major-General COUCH,

Commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that the expects to have Brevet Brigadier-General Blackman ordered to report to him for assignment to duty in this corps with his brevet rank. The commanding general has had some previous acquaintance with General Blackman and believes him to be a good and reliable officer. If you desire it General Blackman will be assigned to your division; if not, he will probably be assigned to the Third Division.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEO. COX,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Goldsborough, April 9, 1865.

BRIGADE AND BATTERY COMMANDERS:

You will hold your commands in readiness to move at 12 o'clock to-morrow, the 10th instant, ith the exception of striking tents.

By command of Brigadier General S. P. Carter:

H. H. THOMAS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, April 9, 1865.

Major General A. H. TERRY,

Faison's:

The commanding general directs that you relieve all of General Kilpatrick's men and order them to join their commands as soon as the squadron of Twelfth New York Cavalry report to you.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.