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risoning this point and the intermediate bridges. You should have 1,500 or 2,000 men, and at least 500 at Goldsborough. Your command will constitute a district, with headquarters here. Instructions will be here officer commanding the troops, awaiting your arrival.

Very respectfully,

FRED'K ANDERSON,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, N. C., April 14, 1865.

Lieutenant-General CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Dispatch received. The brigade will move as soon as the guards can be relieved and transportation procured for supplies - probably to-morrow.

H. W. BIRGE,

Brevet Major-General.

WILMINGTON, [April] 14, 1865.

The railroad seems to be all right. Send a food locomotive and fifteen cars. Please guard the road between Faison's and Goldsborough.

HENRY PRINCE,

Brigadier-General.

WILMINGTON, April 14, 1865.

Major-General BIRGE,

Goldsborough:

My guards extended only to Magnolia, otherwise called Strickland's. I will keep them on until we get these troops up. Have you any interesting news from General Sherman's army, or anything from Virginia later than Lee's surrender?

J. R. HAWLEY,

Brigadier-General.

WILMINGTON, April 14, 1865.

General I. N. PALMER,

New Berne:

Give me your hand across the good Old North State! America is ours.

HENRY PRINCE,

Brigadier-General.

WILMINGTON, April 14, 1865 - 7. 15 p. m.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Northeast:

(Forward to Major Grant.)

Reoccupy all your posts as far as magnolia, just as before, and as soon as you can. The railroad is to be used a few days longer. We will send you three days' rations to-morrow.

J. R. HAWLEY,

Brigadier-General.