War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0236 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

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

Brigadier General I. N. PALMER,

New Berne:

Your dispatch of the 11th instant is just received. No definite orders can be given for a newe days about the limits of your district or the troops to be assigned to it.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

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

Brigadier General H. W. BIRGE,

Goldsborough, N. C.:

You will detain the troops now on the march from Wilmington at Goldsborough in accordance with previous orders.

By command of Major-Genetal Schofield:

FRED'K ANDERSON,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

New Berne, April 16, 1865.

General HARLAND,

Commanding at Kinston:

General Palmer directs you to send at least one full company to intrench itself at Dover Station on the railroad, to protect that point against guerrilla attacks. They can go down on the first empty train.

J. A. JUDSON,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., April 16, 1865. (Received 9. 30 a. m. 20th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

I have a dispatch from General Potter, commanding the expedition sent to the interior of South Carolina, dated Sumterville, April 10. * He met there a brigade of the enemy on its way to join Johnston, and routed them, capturing 3 pieces of artillery and losing but 30 men. Potter's cavalry has gone to Machester, whither he will follow, and then determine his future movements. He is moving in a part of the country not touched by General Sherman; has destroyed immense amounts of property, including bridges, railroad buildings, and rolling-stock, cotton, lumber, and Government supplies. I shall carry out all General Sherman's instructions in that quarter.

Your obedient servant,

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

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* See p. 161.

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