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GOLDSBOROUGH, April 15, 1865.

General I. N. PALMER,

new Berne:

I understand that there are no troops at Dover Station. As this is an important point on the railroad, and one where those who know the country are apprehensive of guerrilla attacks, would it not be well to send a small force there?

W. W. WRIGHT,

Colonel, Chief Engineer, and General Supt. of Military Railroads,

WILMINGTON, April 15, 1865.

(Received 7 p. m.)

Major L. M. DAYTON,

Raleigh:

About 2,000 of Brigadier-General Prince's Provisional Division from Hilton Head, under Colonel Smith, and about 400 recruits, convalescents, and prisoners will start from hereto-morrow to march to Goldsborough.

J. R. HAWLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

(Same to Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Campbell.)

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 15, 1865 - 8 p. m.

General HAWLEY,

Wilmington:

Dispatch received. Let all detachments of General Prince's Provisional Division halt at Goldsborough and there await orders. All is well with us. You will hear more good news soon.

SHERMAN,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF WILMINGTON, Numbers 29.

Wilmington, N. C., April 15, 1865.

In accordance with instructions received this day by telegraph from General Schofield, the Fifteenth Indiana Battery, Captain Harvey, and the Twenty-third Indiana Battery, Captain Myers, will remain at Wilmington until further orders.

By order of Brigadier General J. R. Hawley:

E. LEWIS MOORE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

APRIL 15, 1865.

[Major General Q. A. GILLMORE:]

MY DEAR GENERAL: The order made yesterday will be carried out; the Delaware to take us down to Fort Moultrie at 4 o'clock this afternoon, and then to anchor near the Arago and tranfer the passengers to-night or early to-morrow morning, of possible. if not, we will go on in the Delaware to Hilton Head and order the Arago there to sail as