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e following year (1865) a somewhat more serious affair occurred at Wilcox's Bridge, N. C., March 8-10, when the 17th, 23d, 25th and 27th Mass. infantries met with losses, as well as the 2d Heavy Artillery (five companies, near Kinston); and the 23d had also an engagement near Kinston March 14, with a small loss; but on the whole the North Carolina service proved less severe than was at first expected, though the loss from disease was considerable. Xiii. The Peninsular campaign. On Nov. 27, 1861, Lieutenant-General Scott, being seventy-five years of age, retired from the command of the American army and was succeeded by Maj.-Gen. G. B. McClellan, who, after some delay, submitted to the President the plan of a campaign against Richmond. On Feb. 27, 1862, the Secretary of War issued orders that steamers should be ready on March 18 to transport the newly organized Army of the Potomac to Fortress Monroe, and from March 17 to April 1 the troops embarked. They included the following