War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1109 Chapter LVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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its removal, may be collected and burned without danger to buildings. Whilst the transfer of this staple is going on, you will quietly inform yourself where that which has been secreted is to be found, so that at a proper time, upon notification from these headquarters, you may carry out the intention above indicated.

I am, colonel, very respectfully,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington, January 19, 1865.

Colonel JACKSON,

Commanding, &c., Wilmington:

COLONEL: The commanding general directed that you place the men of Company F, Tenth North Carolina Regiment, now on guard duty here, under the bearer, Lieutenant Evans, and send them to the field, either to General Hebert or to Colonel Simontio-the latter, if there is need of more men to serve the batteries at he obstructions. Please report your action.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, January 19, 1865.

Colonel A. ANDERSON:

I greatly need 1,000 negroes to complete defenses at Weldon, Gaston, and Fort Branch. All I had have been taken away. Can I get those from Wilmington?

L. S. BAKER,

Brigadier-General.

WILMINGTON, January 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAKER,

Goldsborough:

No negroes to spare here. Requisition has been made for your wants.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WILMINGTON, January 19, 1865.

Brigadier-General HAGGOD,

Columbia, S. C.:

The extension is not granted, your services being considered necessary.

BRAXTON BRAGG.