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From our Special Correspondent
Wilmington, N.C., March 7, 1865
Advices deemed trustworthy have been received here from Gen. Sherman confirming reports which reached us several days since, to the effect that his main army passed into North Carolina at least four days ago. His route lay through Cheraw, S.C. The Rebel forces of Gen. Hardee are reported to be lying on the two sides of the Pedee, which river Gen. Sherman had successfully crossed, placing himself between Hardee and Beauregard. The direction taken by the Union army since entering North Carolina it would be contraband to mention. What may have occurred during the last day or two, or whether there has been any meeting of the two armies, it is not positively known here, though it is not expected that any general battle can occur for some time to come.
Citation: New York Daily Tribune. 13 March 1865. Gift of Steven and Susan Raab.