And in another letter of the same date to General Terry, he wrote:
I can whip Jos. Johnston pr, so as to be nearer to Generals Schofield and Terry, known to be approaching Goldsboro.
I overtooay from General Schofield, at Kinston, and General Terry, at Faison's Depot, approaching Goldsboroas given, I preferred to make junction with Generals Terry and Schofield, before engaging Johnston's e same day the following dispatch was sent General Terry:
We struck Johnston on his left rear tordered General Schofield from Newbern and General Terry from Wilmington.
I knew that General Jos.an speaks repeatedly of Generals Schofield and Terry as if they were independent commanders, and says: Wilmington was captured by General Terry on the 22d of February.
Accurately, General Terry'sGeneral Terry's forces formed a portion of the command of General Schofield, and advanced on Wilmington upon the lops of this latter corps, with one division of Terry's troops, assisted by the fleet, drove the ene[3 more...]