War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0156 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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shall soon start them. They have destroyed the railroad along here, and it is reported they have done so up to Smithfield. The iron is not damaged, but is taken up, and ties burned. We are well closed up and doing finely. Hope to take tea at Smithfield to-morrow.

Yours, very respectfully,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Moccasin Creek, April 10, 1865.

General SLOCUM,

With Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: Your note is received. The Twentieth Corps is here. General Mower is across west of Moccasin Creek. Troops now passing, but the roads are bad and the wagons move slow. I have gone into camp on the east side. Move ahead to-morrow steadily and with confidence. The Seventeenth Corps must be near your right and the whole Right Wing will be near you all day to-morrow. General Mower is just abreast of the Fourteenth Corps. I think both can be up to the Neuse near Smithfield by to-morrow night.

Yours,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF GEORGIA,

Near Moccasin Swamp, N. C., April 10, 1865 - 6 p. m.

Major L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I reported to you about an hour ago that a brigade of Morgan's division had been sent to the right, at the railroad, to effect a crossing over the Moccasin Swamp. I have now to report that the crossing has been effected and the brigade is over the swamp. We have now a clear road to Sithfield.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, April 10, 1865.

Major-General SLOCUM,

Commanding Army of the Ohio [Army of Georgia]:

GENERAL: Yours of 4 p. m. duly received and answered by the general-in-chief, and now I have yours of 6 p. m., to which he says, all right.

I am, general, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Nothing to-day from the North.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. 14TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 28. Moccasin Creek, April 10, 1865.

The march will be resumed to-morrow as follows: General Baird will march at daylight upon Smithfield. General Morgan will follow Gen-