MARCHING ORDERS. HEADQUARTERS PROVISIONAL CORPS
Wilmington, N. C., March 15, 1865.
The divisions of Generals Ames and Paine will advance toward Faison's Depot, on the Wilmington and Goldsborough Railroad, to-morrow morning, commencing their march at 7 o'clock. The first day's march will be from the Northeast Branch, fifteen miles, to the neighborhood of Burgaw Creek. On the second day South Washington will be reached, where supplies will be provided. On the first day's march General Ames' division, with Lee's battery, will lead. The bridge equipage which Major Slosson has been directed to organize will accompany the leading division. The wagon train will follow the column. The commander of the rear division will detail one regiment to follow the train as a rear guard. In case Major-General Terry should not be present at the time for moving to-morrow morning, General Ames will take command and start the column. Guards have been sent to the front and ordered to report at the house of Mr. Quince, near Northeast Station.
By order of Maj. Gen. A. H. Terry:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
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