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found on the opposite bank, but were relieved by Morgan's without difficulty. Some forage and provisions for the men can be obtained in the country, but not enough to last for more than a couple of days.

I am, very respectfully,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF GEORGIA,

Raleigh, N. C., April 16, 1865.

Bvt. Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs thatyou last your pontoon bruidge over the Cape Fear River and cross the head of your column and your trains over the river.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF GEORGIA,

Rleigh, N. C., April 16, 1865.

Bvt. Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that your corps remain in its present camp until further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. CAVALRY COMMAND, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISS.,

In the Field, Durham's, April 16, 1865 - 2 a. m.

Major L. M. DAYTON,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of the Mississippi:

MAJOR: Your communication for General Johnston was delivered to General Hampton at sundown last evening, one mile from Hillsborough. Captain Day, of my staff, who is waiting an answer at that point now, writes methat he has been informed that an answer cannot possibly reach him earlier than 4 p. m. to-day, April 16. So far as I can learn, Johnston's whole army is still marching on, and I believe this unnecessary delay in receiving and transmitting dispatches on the part of the rebels is simply to gain time. Of course I may be mistaken. I have no faith in the rebels. If Johnston can escape I believe he will do so.

Very respectfully,

J. KILPATRICK,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding Cavalry.

HDQRS. CAVALRY COMMAND, MIL., DIV. OF THE MISS.,

In the Field, Durham's Station, April 16, 1865 - 8. 30 a. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

GENERAL: Hampton has just birned the railroad bridge at University, three miles this side of Hillsborough. My scouts sent in rear of