CHAP. LIX?ª] COARtSPOINIDtnt, 11
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near Goldsborough, N. C., March 24, 1865.
Maj. MAX. WOODHULL,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps :
MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command broke camp
near Falling Creek at 7.45 this a. m., and, following the Fourth Division,
marched to and through Goldsborough, encamping at 4 p. m. about one
mile east of the town. The position of the command is as follows:
Five regiments of the First Brigade and two of the Second are in line
fronting east, the right of the former connecting with the First Division
and the left of the latter resting on the North Carolina Railroad and
connecting with the Fourth Division. One regiment of the Second
Brigade is in rear of the remainder as reserve. The artillery is
about 100 yards in rear of the center and the trains the same distance
in rear of the left of the First Brigade. These headquarters are on
the south side of the Kinston road and about 500 yards in rear of the
I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JNO. E. SMITH,
Brevet Major- General.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,
No. 30. 5 In the Field, Goldsborough, N. C., _March 24,1865.
III. Corps commanders will send all their available wagons to Kins-
ton, starting at daylight to-morrow, for the purpose of bringing for-
ward supplies. One regiment from each corps will be sent to guard
its train. The trip to Kinston should be made in one day and the
return trip in two days.
IV. All negroes connected with the corps not employed by Govern-
ment or by officers will be sent to Kinston with the train.
V. As soon as the wagons now on the way from Kinston to this
point with supplies are unloaded they will be sent back under a proper
By command of Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum:
ROBT. P. DECHERT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY COMMAND,
in the Field, Mount Olive, N. C., March 24, 1865.
Maj, Gen. W. T. SHERMAN,
Commanding _Military Division of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: I have arrived at Mount Olive. The country is full of
forage. General Atkins, with his brigade, is at Clinton, gathering in
supplies from the country to bring to this point. I have three mills in
successful operation; intend to grind corn in the cob for my animals;
corn meal and flour for my men. A train of cars was here day before
yesterday ; none of my people saw it. Please have an engine and such
cars as can be found to carry away my wounded and surplus stores,
and to take down my commissary of subsistence and quartermaster to
Wilmington for supplies. I understand that the Seventh Ohio and
several other regiments of cavalry are with Major-General Schofield.