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forks. We were delayed by a train of General Terry's, which took the road ahead of us and which has gone on toward the bridge. Please send by bearer the orders of the commanding general for to-morrow.

Very respectfully, &c.,

J. D. COX,

Major-General, Commanding.

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

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

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of 5. 30 p. m. is received. The commanding general directs me to say that it will be all right for you to camp wherever it is most convenient and march at an early hour to-morrow morning on the road toward Smithfield without further orders. The section of General Terry's supply train which is ahead of your column will cross the bridge and move on to join General Terry. All the rest of General Terry's train will remain behind and march with your train. Please have your quartermaster give the necessary orders, and assign General Terry's wagons their place in the train. The reserve artillery brigade will follow your corps.

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

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

April 10, 1865.

General COUCH:

The general commanding thinks it will be necessary to put your pioneers to work on the road to assist the engineer battalion, in order to make it passable for the trains.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEO. COX,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Ruger.)

HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Near Goldsborough, N. C., April 10, 1865.

Brigadier-General CARTER,

Commanding Third Division:

The general commanding directs that you leave one brigade to repair the road and guard and assist the corps trains through.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THEO. COX,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

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

Major General A. H. TERRY,

Commanding Tenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Your dispatch of 4 p. m. is received all right. Your train is at the bridge to-night, and will cross and join you in the morning. I