War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0158 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY COMMAND,

In the field, N. C., April 10, 1865.

Major DAYTON,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of the Mississippi:

MAJOR: I am encamped on Mill Creek. No news of the enemy. Shall cross early to-morrow morning and push on. I have scouting parties out in every direction. Will keep you advised of all movements.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. KILPATRICK,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

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

April 10, 1865 - 6. 30 p. m.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: I have not yet heard from General Terry, but take it for granted he has made about fifteen miles toward Bentonville to-day. I have laid a bridge at Cox's, where a small supply train for General Terry will cross and join him to-morrow. General Cox is about Millard to-night, and will mowe forward early in the morning. The road agead is reported very bad. I will have my pioneers at work on on it early in the morning. My headquarters to-night are at Atkinson's house, ten miles from Golsdborough.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, April 10, 1865.

Major General J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Army of the Ohio:

GENERAL: Your letter of this date to General Sherman is to hand. The Twentieth Corps is across Moccasin Creek on this road, and General Slocum, who is with the Fourteenth Corps, has been heard from, and he is across the same creek four miles to the right. There has been some skirmishing viwh cavalry during the day and the enemy have used artillery. These headquarters are at Moccasin Creek.

I am, general, with respect, &c.,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Musgrave's, One Mile and a half from forks of road, Eight Miles from Goldsborough, April 10, 1865 - 5. 30 p. m.

Major J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Ohio:

The head of column has passed the forks of the road leading to the Neuse bridge and will be able to reach this point just about dark. I propose to camp here unless there is some special reason for marching later. The balance of the corps will not probably get beyond the