at New Berne on the 23d. Scouts report attack to be made on Wilmington by land and water. Approach on Weldon probably to this.
W. H. C WHITING,
[JULY -, 1863.]
Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON:
Following dispatch by courier, dated Murfreesborough, 3. 30 o'clock, received:
Enemy have landed 1, 500 cavalry and nine pieces of artillery at Winton. They have 2, 000 infantry 7 miles below Murfreesborough. They will make for Garysburg and Boykins, to destroy the bridges there.
W. H. C. WHITING,
WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,
Richmond, July 1, 1863.
You will move with your brigade by railroad, as soon as may he practicable, to this city. This order is at General Hill's instance, be being some miles from the city, in command.
J. A. SEDDON,
Secretary of War.
CONFIDENTIAL.] SALT SULPHUR SPRINGS,
July 1, 1863.
Colonel JOHN McCAUSLAND,
COLONEL: In consequence of a telegram received from the President last night, the general commanding is obliged to hurry to Dublin at once, and will be absent some days. Meanwhile he directs me to request that you obtain any information in your power of the additional works at Fayetteville, their strength, &c.
Is the hill on which you planted your artillery, when you made your demonstration, fortified?
the general also desires that you communicate to me your views as to the feasibility of our taking the place by attack in front and read, the number of men required for such an undertaking, &c.
I shall remain at this place, and will forward to the general such information as you furnish.
Meanwhile I remain, with great respect, your obedient servant,
WM. B. MYERS,
Major, and Assistant Adjutant-General.
BOTTOM'S BRIDGE, July 2, 1863.
The enemy is this morning where Lieutenant-Colonel Logan left him yesterday evening. His skirmishers are thrown out on either