32 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. (Crux. LIX.
CITY POINT, VA., March 27,.1865-11 a. M.
HOD. E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
I am in receipt of Sherman's report of operations from the time he left
Fayetteville up to the 22d instant.* I forwarded it by mail this morn-
ing. It shows hard fighting, resulting in very heavy loss to the enemy
in killed and wounded and over 2,000 prisoners in our hands. His own
loss, he says, will be covered by 2,500 men since he left Savannah.
Many of them are but slightly wounded.
U. S. GRANT,
Hon. E. M. STANTON, CITY POINT, VA., March 27, 1865.
Secretary of War, Washington:
General Sherman requests that the Fourteenth and Twentieth Army
Corps be constituted the Army of Georgia, Major-General Slocum com-
manding. As his army now stands, General Howard commands an
army, and can sign discharges, grant furloughs, &c., whilst Slocum,
with an equal command, cannot. Will you please telegraph the order,
so that Sherman can take it with him.
U. S. GRANT,
Washington City, March 27, 1865.
Lieutenant-General GRANT :
The annexed order has been made.} General Hartranft's appoint-
ment as brevet has been made and forwarded to you by mail. Cruft's
command is embarking.
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
ON BOARD STEAMER RUSSIA,
Fort Monroe, Va., March 27, 1865. (Received 3 p. m.)
Hon. E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War :
Mine, Schofield's, and Terry's armies are now grouped about Golds-
borough. The railroad from New Berne is done, and that from Wil-
mington should be finished by Wednesday, but they are not supplied
with locomotives and cars. I left on Saturday, having hauled up in
wagons from Kinston some clothing and enough provisions for a week.
I hear General McCallum is sending cars and locomotives for a five-
foot gauge, intending to alter the roads to suit the new stock. It is
now too late for that, and we must for the next move use the roads as
they are. Will you ascertain at once the number of cars and locomo-
tives McCallum has sent of the gauge four feet eight and a half inches,
as they are the only ones we can use. I may procure some at Norfolk,
and also barges which can be loaded at New Berne and tugged up to
Kinston, whence we can haul with our mule teams. I saw General
Meigs for a f'w minutes at Morehead City. I am en route for City
* See Part II, p. 949.
t See General Orders, No. 49, p, 34,