War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0270 Chapter LIX] OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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GOLDSBOROUGH, April 21, 1865.

Major General A. TERRY,

Tenth Army Corps, Raleigh:

The tri-monthly for the 20th will be forwarded by train this p. m. Communication of 18th relative to tri-monthlies just received. Abbott's brigade reported as derected therein. Are the numbers of the brigades of this division designated in corps organization?

H. W. BIRGE,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS,

Raleigh, April 21, 1865.

Major-General BRIDGE,

Goldsborough:

Abbott's brigade will retain its old designation of Second Brigade, First Division, Tenth Corps. The Second Brigade of your division in the Nineteenth Corps is to be called the First Brigade of your present division. Your Third Brigade in the Nineteenth Corps will retain its number in the Tenth.

A. H. TERRY,

Major-General.

HDQURS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, April 21, 1865.

COMMAND OFFICER,

Morehead City:

See a Major Higginson, of the secret service, who pretends to have knowledge of the parties who conspired and murdered the President. If he be entitled to credit send him to Washington City under guard or otherwise, according to your judgment. I do not know him at all, and suggest great caution with such men.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WILMINGTON,

Wilmington, N. C., April 21, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Raileigh, N. C.:

SIR: I have the honor to report that the telegram permitting or desiring me to come to Raleigh was not received until after 1 p. m. to-day. The train with General Dodge left at 8 a. m. Citizen from Columbus Country report that Union forces from Georgetown ten days ago, in the vicinity of Florence and Sumterville, S. C., detroyed over fifty locomotives and about 3000 cars and burned a quantity of cotton. There was some fighting, and they say that eight Federals were killed and twelve rebels. The telegrams directing the forwarding of all detailed men and others, the Tenth Corps excepted, is received. We have no wagons to give them, and the country between here and Goldsborough is bare of substistence. The work must be done by railroad. I beg that Colonel Wright may let us have a few more cars to add to the four we have. Does the Thirteenth Pennslylvania Cavalry belong to Gen-