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secession, rebellion, and civil war, with all its horrors. Between the Government of the United States and the people of North Carolina there is peace.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA,

ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 32.

Raleigh, N. C., April 27, 1865.

To remove a doubt which seems to exist in the minds of some of the people of North Carolina, it is hereby declared that by virtue of the proclamation of the President of the United States, dated January 1, 1863, all persons in this State heretofore held as slaves are now free; and that it is the duty of the army to maintain the freedom of such persons. It is recommended to the former owners of the freedmen to employ them as hired servants at reasonable wages, and it is recommended to the freedmen that when allowed to do so they remain with their former masters and labor faithfully so long as they shall be treated kindly and paid reasonable wages, or that they immediately seek employment elsewhere in the kind of work to which they are accustomed. It is not well for them to congregate about towns or military camps. They will not be supported in idleness.

By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, FIELD ORDERS,

ARMY OF THE OHIO, Numbers 43.

Raleigh, N. C., April 27, 1865.

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II. General Paine's division, Tenth Army Corps, will march without unnecessary delay to Goldsborough, N. C., and relieve the troops of General Birge's division now on duty at that place. On being relieved at Goldsborough, General Birge will concentrate at Morehead City the two brigades of his division which formerly belonged to the Nineteenth Army Corps, and move them by sea to Savannah, Ga., where he will report for orders to Major-General Gillmore, commanding Department of the South. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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VII. The Twelfth New York Cavalry is assigned to Brevet Major-General Kilpatrick's cavalry division. The colonel commanding will report accordingly by letter for orders. General Kilpatrick will send a regiment of cavalry to Fayetteville, N. C., and the remainder of a brigade to convenient points on Tar River, with instructions to patrol all the surrounding country and protect the people.

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By command of Major-General Schofield:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.