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there are any more on the track. Eddy will go with me and open communication from Durham, if possible. There is an ogffice now openat this place, and operator here, who will remain.

J. C. McCOY,

Major and Aide-de-Camo.

GENERAL BLAIR'S HEADQUARTERS,

April 16, 1865 - 9 a. m.

Major L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Has Colonel Garber started with engine yet? If not, send it immediately. A messenger with communication from General Johnston has been waiting here an hour. Anwer.

J. C. McCOY,

Aide-de-Camp.

[Indorsement.]

[General SHERMAN:]

DEAR GENERAL: This dispatch just received. I have ordered Colonel Garber to lose no time in reaching Major McCoy.

Respectfully,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 16, 1865.

Major McCOY,

Morrisville:

It might be well for General Johnston's messenger to come here with you in the car. If any cause should detain the locomotive, which ought to have gone up at daylight, you and he had better ride down on horseback.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 16, 1865.

Major McCOY,

Durham:

You may open General Johnston's letter when received, and communicate to me its contents by telegraph.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 65.

Washington, April 16, 1865.

By direction of the President, the following assignments are hereby made:

I. Major General H. W. Halleck, U. S. Army, to the command of the Department of Virginia.