War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0223 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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HDQRS. SEVENTH ILLINOIS MOUNTED INFANTRY,

Morrisville, N. C., April 15, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I would respectfully state that I moved my command to Morrisville, a small station on the railroad, and encamped for the night, placing Company I on guard over a bridge two miles from morrisville, per orders, and picketing roads in front and flank.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HECTOR PERRIN,

Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Seventeenth Illinois Infantry.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF GEORGIA,

Raleigh, N. C., April 15, 1865.

Bvt. Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that he does not wish you to cross the Cape Fear River until further orders. Whilst waiting at the river, he wishes you to collect supplies for men and animals, but he wishes it done by authorized foragers, and he wishes great care taken that the inhabitants are not treated unkindly by the foragers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS.

Holly Springs, April 15, 1865 - 1 p. m.

Major DECHERT,

Chief of Staff:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that a messenger, just arrived, reports the pontoon train some distance from herem and will not probably get farther than this place to-night. Walcutt's division passed through this place some two hours ago. owing to the mud, Baird's division, in charge of the supply [traon], will not get far beyond this point. The roads are exceedingly bad. Morgan is moving on a road to the right of Walcutt. My headquarters will be to-night about six miles beyind this place, at Walcutt's camp.

Very respectfully, yours,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Aven's Ferry, N. C., April 15, 1865 - 11 a. m.

[Lieutenant Colonel A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff:]

COLONEL: The right of my division is just going into camp at this point. Captain Wiseman, assistant adjutant-general, captured a courier with the inclosed dispatches; * also secured a fine large ferry-

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* Not found.

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