Goldsboro, North Carolina
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Goldsborough, N. C., April 4, 1865.
General L. C. EASTON, Chief Quartermaster, Morehead City:
Colonel Beckwith reports that he has now in store here supplies enough to fill the train. General Sherman therefore directs me to notify you that you may use either branch of the railroad for bringing forward troops or other stores, grain &c., which you may deem useful. I would suggest one item, that strictly wearing apparel for officers can be allowed to come to the army, when it can without interference. There is no question but that the officers of the army are in need.
L M. DAYTON, Assistant Adjutant-General.
MOREHEAD CITY, N. C., April 4, 1865.
Major L. M. DAYTON, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Your telegram of today is received. As Colonel Conklin reports one of our barges burned in the Neuse River by the rebels, I shall hurry forward again to Goldsborough as rapidly as possible by rail. Every facility consistent with the importance of getting to the front will be given to officers to get forward their clothing and other supplies.
L. C. EASTON, Chief Quartermaster
Dodge has returned to Wilmington:
WILMINGTON, April 4, 1865.
Major-General SHERMAN, Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: We are getting along finely here. I hope to have both bridges completed this p.m. and hope to run trains through tomorrow. Our facilities are good for forwarding supplies with dispatch. Troops are arriving. They march to the front. The steamers have gone to Hilton Head. I suppose you had a pleasant trip on the Bat. I had a rough voyage on the Russia.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. S. DODGE, Brevet Brigadier-General and Chief Quartermaster
Troops for General Terry continue to arrive at Wilmington:
The remainder of General Cruft’s Provisional Division has arrived, and Lieutenant-Colonel O’Brien will march tomorrow morning. He taken with him 200 substitutes not previously reported.
General Cruft left yesterday afternoon; troops yesterday morning.