War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0238 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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NEW BERNE, April 17, 1865.

General SHERMAN:

Your dispatch received, and in the absence of General Webster I have forwarded it to General Grant to-night by messenger.

R. M. SAWYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 17, 1865.

Colonel WRIGHT,

Railroad Supeintendent, Goldsborough, or elsewhere:

It may be a matter of importance that the Neuse River bridge should be done soon. The general is anxious you should spare no tiome, but work night and day to complete it. You can get plenty if iron here.

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 17, 1865.

Captain VAN DYNE,

Goldsborough:

General Sherman directs that you run daily trains to the Neuse River, near Smithfield, for mail, courier, and other light service. We will meet them there from this side and tranfer until the bridge is completed.

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 70.

Washington, April 17, 1865.

Extension of the Military Line of the United States.

Ordered, That the military lines of the United States be extended to include within them the States of Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, North Alabama, and Tennessee, and that all military restrictions upon internal trade within said lines are annulled, except in arms, ammunition, gray cloth, and all articles from which ammunition is manufactured, locomotives, cars, railroad iron, and machinery for operating railroads, telegraph wires, insulators, and instruments for operating telegraph lines, which articles are contraband of war; and all trade in, and importation thereof, within the limits aforesaid, is absolutely prohibited.

By order of the Secretary of War:

W. A. NICHOLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 17, Numbers 56.

1865.

The general commanding announces, with pain and sorrow, that on the evening of the 11th [14th] instant, at the theater in Washington City, His Excellency the President of the United States, Mr. Lincoln,