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WASHINGTON, D. C., May 17, 1865.

Major-General HALLECK:

Request General Schofield to send the machinery for storage to such arsenal as he can most conveniently ship it.

W. MAYNADIER,

Colonel and Acting Chief of Ordnance.

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

Raleigh, N. C., May 17, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi, Alexandria, Va.:

GENERAL: I respectfully recommend the following promotions in the Twenty-third Army Corps, and request your favorable indorsement and that of the lieutenant-general commanding: Brigadier General Joseph A. Cooper, commanding Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, to be brevet major-general; Colonel Silas A. Strickland, Fifteenth Ohio Infantry, commanding Third Brigade, Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, to be brigadier-general; Colonel John C. McQuiston, One hundred and twenty-third Indiana Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, First Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, to be brevet brigadier-general; Colonel John Mehringer, Ninety-first Indiana Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division, Twenty-third Army Corps, to be brevet brigader-general. These recommendations are based upon long, faithfull, and efficient services and distinguished gallantry on many battlefields. It is expected that these officers will soon return to their homes, and I desire that they may take with them a full recognition by the Government of their gallant services.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General, Commanding.

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

Raleigh, N. C., May 17, 1865.

Major-General KILPATRICK,

Lexington:

I wrote you yesterday concerning the gold found at the Campany's Shops. You may defer the action directed in that letter for the present. I think it will be wiser to take another course. Captain Brink says he has about $2,000 of the money in his trunk at Lexington. Take possession of and hold it until the matter is investigated. Answer.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

LEXINGTON, May 17, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

Your dispatch has been received regarding gold, but not your communication.

J. KILPATRICK,

Brevet Major-General.