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Bridge. There appeared to be only a bridge guard there, part of the Twenty-fourth Corps, and every indication that no more troops would cross there, but lower down the river, at Goldsborough.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT

GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA, Numbers 1.

Augusta, March 25, 1865.

Brigadier General Alfred Iverson, Provisional Army, C. S., is hereby relieved from the command of his division, and will report to Lieutenant-General Hampton, commanding Cavalry Corps, with as little delay as practicable.

By command Major General P. M. B. Young:

W. L. CHURCH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST KENTUCKY CAVALRY,

Near Bentonville, March 25, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Your dispatch of this morning has been received. The instructions shall be carried out immediately. I will communicate the results as soon as practicable. I sent out a scout this morning with instructions to go over the battle-field near Bentonville, and to follow the direction taken by the enemy for the purpose of procuring all possible information. A competent surgeon accompanied the scout for the purpose of ascertaining the condition of any wounded that may have been left behind by either army. They will not return until to-morrow afternoon. I will communicate with you as soon as they return.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. GRIFFITH,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding, &c.

RALEIGH, March 25, 1865.

(Received 3 o'clock.)

General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,

Secretary of War:

I do not wish to make unreasonable opposition to change of guage east of Salisbury, but have asked various officers for reasons for so doing and received none. It will greatly damage the State, and before consenting should liek to be shown that it is indispensable to Confederacy.

Z. B. VANCE.

[First indorsement.]

MARCH 27, 1865.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL:

This dispatch is in answer to letter from me urging consent to change. Present me the reasons strongly to send him.

J. C. B[RECKINRIDGE,]

Secretary of War.