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delay our trains; but by to-morrow I can move in any direction. W. T. Sherman, Major-General. Deserters from Hood's army report his force at thirty thousand. The strength of his cavalry is not known. There is no additional news from the Tennessee river, except that Roddy's forces moved from Tuscumbia yesterday. G. H. Thomas Major-General. Chattanooga,October 17--10 A. M. The rear of Hood's army left Lafayette, going south, at daylight this morning. J. M. Schofield, Major-General. The country south and southwest of Lafayette is exceedingly difficult for an inferior army vigorously pursued, consisting of narrow valleys parallel to the ranges of Taylor's ridge and Lookout mountain, broken by rough hills, and destitute of food for men or beast until you reach the Coosa river, a distance equal to three days forced marches. Another official dispatch, dated at Chattanooga on the 17th, is as follows: I left General Sherman at Ship ga
aleigh State Journal contains numerous extracts from the Herald of the Union, a paper started since the occupation of Wilmington by the Federals, dated March 2d. It is printed with the material of the Carolinian, but no name appears. Among the advertisements is a card from O. S. Baldwin, Broadway, New York, to his former patrons at Wilmington, etc., and an appeal from George Myers in behalf of the Union prisoners returning through Wilmington. General Orders No. 1 announce that General J. M. Schofield assumes command of the District of North Carolina, headquarters in the field. Other general orders announce the appointment of provost-marshals, post commanders, etc. Special Orders No. 18 assign Brigadier-General Joseph R. Hawley to the command of the District of Wilmington, "which will embrace all the territory under military control in rear of the army operating from Cape Fear river as a base. General Hawley will be responsible for the protection of the depot at Wilmington
Yankee laws for the Government of the old North State. General Schofield has issued a series of orders, by which the people of North Carolina who have fallen under his rule are to be governed. We copy some paragraphs from the series: For the government of the Department, General Schofield has issued General Order NoGeneral Schofield has issued General Order No. 8: I. Provost marshals in this Department will administer the oath of allegiance to such persons as come within the provisions of the Amnesty Proclamation of the President of the United States, provided they are satisfied that such persons desire, in good faith, to aid in restoring the National authority, and that they takWilmington, North Carolina, bringing the report, which was generally credited by the army and navy officers stationed at Smithville, that a portion of General Sherman's army had arrived at, and was marching through, Wilmington, North Carolina, from which it is conjectured that a junction with General Schofield has been effected.
he 15th instant. The Battle at Kinston--Bragg Retreats across the Neuse. The Yankee General Schofield sends his Government two dispatches, which, if they were not illuminated by news paper accStewart's corps. They say two corps are here, and the rest of Johnston's army is coming. J. M. Schofield, Major-General. Washington, District of Columbia, March 14--11 A. M. Major-General Dix, New York: General Schofield, in a dispatch dated at Newbern, March 12, states that, on the night of the 10th, near Southwest creek, Bragg was fairly beaten; that during the night he retretion, Secretary of War. Fortunately for the truth, or what is nearer the truth than Schofield's dispatch, a correspondent of the New York Herald writes a fuller account of the affair: ch 14--11 A. M. Major-General Dix, New York: Dispatches direct from Generals Sherman and Schofield have been received this morning by this Department. General Sherman's dispatch is dated M
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