HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Moccasin Creek, April 10, 1865.
Major General O. O. HOWARD,
Commanding Army of the Tennessee:
GENERAL: Yours 4. 30 p. m. to Major-General Sherman has been received and read to him. He directs me to answer. General Slocum has moved steadily during the day, skirmishing with Hampton's cavalry, and is now across Moccasin Creek with both columns and expects to be in Smithfield to-morrow night. The general has no orders to give.
Moccasin Creek Swamp is very bad.
I am, general, with respect,
L. M. DAYTON,
SPECIAL HDQRS, ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, FIELD ORDERS,
In the Field, near Whitley's Mill, N. C., Numbers 87. April 10, 1865.
I. The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John. A. Logan commanding, will move at 6. 30 a. m. to-morrow toward Pineville, arriving as near that point as possible. The main column of the corps will cross Little River at Lowell Factory, and the detached division at Folk's Bridge, from which points each column will take the most direct route toward Pineville.
II. The Seventeenth Army Corps, Major General F. P. Blair commanding, will move at 7 a. m. and cross Little River at Whitley's Mill, and, moving out to Pine Level, await further orders at that point. The time from 5 until 7 a. m. will be spent in improving the roads to, and building bridges over, Little River.
III. These headquarters will follow the leading division of the Seventeenth Army Corps. The bridge train will move with the Seventeenth Army Corps.
By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
A. M. VAN DYKE,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Pike's Plantation, N. C., April 10, 1865.
Major General W. B. HAZEN,
Commanding Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to request you to move your division to-morrow morning, via Whitley's Mill, to Folk's Bridge on Little River, breaking capm at 6 a. m. He further instructs me to request that you will corduroy the road as you advance in order that the other divisions may pass over well closed up on your column. The trains must be kept closed up, and the troops will be marched on the side of the road as far as possible.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. S. - Corps headquarters will move with your division.