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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Goldsborough, N. C., April 13, 1865 - 6 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A trainhas just arrived from Wilmington; reports road all right, and telegraph working from Faison's Station to Wilmington.

Respectfully,

H. W. BIRGE,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

New Berne, N. C., April 13, 1865.

Colonel J. W. SAVAGE,

Twelfth New York Cavalry, Moseley Hall, N. C.:

COLONEL: General Birge, commanding at Goldsborough, has sent the Eighty-fifth New York, 150 strong, to Goldsborough. The commanding officer of the eighty-fifth will be directed to co-operate with you.

Very respectfully, yours,

J. A. JUDSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

New Berne, N. c., April 13, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER EIGHTY-FIFTH NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS:

(Through Colonel Savage, Twelfth New York, Moseley Hall, N. C.)

SIR: General Palmer directs that you intrench yourself strongly t Moseley Hall, and co-operate with Colonel Savage in defending that place and the line under his charge. Make the best use of the small force under your charge and establish a strong picket line.

Yours, respectfully,

J. A. JUDSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MOREHEAD, April 13, 1865.

Brigadier General I. N. PALMER,

New Berne:

The troops at this place are commanded by Colonel Harvey Graham, Twenty-second Iowa Volunteers, Second Brigade, First Division, Tenth Corps. The troops consist of the Fifty-fourth, One hundred and fifty-ninth, and One hundred and seventy-ninth New York Volunteers, Twenty-second and Twenty-eighth Iowa Volunteers, Thirteenth Connecticut, and First North Carolina Volunteers, and Fourteenth U. S. Colored Artillery, and number in effective strength 57 commissioned officers, 1,994 enlisted men.

L. C. EASTON,

Chief Quartermaster.