HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL CORPS
HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL CORPS,
In the Field, N. C., March 16, 1865.
Brig. Gen. C. J. PAINE,
Commanding Third Division, Twenty-fifth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding, deeming it of the utmost importance to have possession of South Washington before the arrival of our steamers at that place, so as to place their safety beyond a doubt, has directed General Ames to move at 6 a.m. to-morrow so as to arrive at that point by noon, the hour appointed for the arrival of the steamers. The scattered condition of our train requires that your command should be delayed until it can be closed up. You will please cross Burgaw Creek at 7 a.m. and move forward until there is sufficient space beyond the creek for the whole train to pass it, halting your command until it shall have done so. Your pioneers will be employed during the day to-morrow in repairing the road, as ordered today.
By order of Maj. Gen. A. H. Terry:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
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