War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0188 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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SPECIAL HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, FIELD ORDERS,

ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 28. In the Field, N. C., April 12, 1865.

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III. General Cox will cross the river at Turner's this morning and advance toward Raleigh on the road between Swift Creek and Middle Creek, unless the latter be occupied by General Slocum's troops, in which case General Cox will take the next road to the left. General Terry will continue his march toward Raleigh, taking the next practicable road to General Cox, and will communicate with the commanding general at the head of General Cox's column by all cross-roads. Each corps will take with it about six days' supply of bread, sugar, and coffee, in wagons; other supply trains will be left at Turner's Bridge until further orders; a strong regiment will be left with the train of each corps. The pontoon bridge will remain at Turner's until further orders.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Near Smithfield, April 12, 1865.

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: It is intended that the pontoon train shall move in advance of you to Turner's Bridge, and it has been so ordered. The commanding general desires you to march your command after that train.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

In the Field, N. C., April 12, 1865 - 8. 45 p. m.

Major General J. D. COX,

Commanding Twenty-third Army Corps:

GENERAL: You may resume your march at 6 o'clock in the morning, turning toward Raleigh when you strike the Raleigh road. I cannot give you more definite instructions until I hear from General Sherman, which will probably be near morning. General Terry has not quite reached the Raleigh road and reports the enemy in his front intrenched, what or how strong he does not know. I have directed him to turn this way on reaching the Raleigh road.

Yours, truly,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-THIRD ARMY CORPS,

Turner's Bridge, April 12, 1865.

Since we left Goldsborough there has been a constant succession of house burning in rear of this command. This has never befor been the case since the corps was organized, and the prospect of speedy