HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO, Raleigh, N. C., April 30, 1865.
Bvt. Brigadier General GEORGE S. DODGE,
Your two dispatches are received. You need not send a special boat with the dispatch for General Sherman. One will doubtless be going from Morehead City soon. The order relieving you from duty is from my headquarters.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
HEADQUARTERS TENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Raleigh, N. C., April 30, 1865-12 noon.
Brevet Major-Major PAINE,
Relieve all General Birge's detachments on your way down by corresponding numbers from your own.
By command of Major-General Terry:
CHAS. H. GRAVES,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Hilton Head, S. C., April 30, 1865. (Received 5 p. m. May 2.)
Hon. E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:
I have the honor to report that officers and scouts have arrived at Savannah, bringing the following information as to Major-General Wilson's cavalry expedition: He captured Selma, Ala., on April 2, taking 2,700 prisoners, 32 guns in position and 75 guns in the arsenal, and destryoing 3 rolling-mills, large naval foundry, an arsenal, powder works, and a large number of cars. On April 12 he took Montgomery, destroying mills, foundries, niter works, 5 steam-boats, and 65 cars. The rebels burned 85,000 bales of cotton before they evacuated. He took Columbus, Ga., by assualt on April 11, capturing 1,200 prisoners, 53 guns, and destryoing mills, foundries, commissary stroes in great quantities, and a large amount of cotton. He entered Macon, Ga., on April 20, but has not yet found it necessary to destroy any properry there. At this place he captured Generals Howell Cobb, Gustavus W. Smith, Robertson, Mercer, and Mackall, and over 1,000 prisoners. His command is in excellent condition and ready to move again.
Q. A. GILLMORE,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Hilton Head, S. C., April 30, 1865.
Major L. M. DAYOTON,
Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of the Mississippi:
MAJOR: The Fifty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers and part of the Fifty-fourth New York Volunteers were sent from Charleston to North