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and so much of the tobacco as may not be required by the commissary of subsistence for issue to the troops at this point. Transportation will be furnished by the quartermaster's department upon requisition.

I am, very respectfully, &c.,

FRANCIS S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Wilmington, February 17, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE JACKSON,

Commanding Post:

COLONEL: Captain Grainger's presence about the railroads is now so necessary from the increased demands for transportation as to render it impossible for his attendance with the guard to the removal of cotton secreted in the city. Until further orders, the major-general commanding desires that you will assign Captain Toomer, assistant quartermaster of your command, to the duty of removing the cotton to the depots. Captain Huggins will furnish all necessary wagons.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., February 17, 1865.

(Received 6. 30 o'clock.)

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

The enemy have Columbia, and reported on this side. It is dangerous to keep the Federal officers here.

WM. J. HOKE,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

CHARLOTTE, February 17, 1865.

(Received 18th.)

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Wilmington:

The enemy hold Columbia. Arrangements should be made to hold Charlotte.

W. J. HOKE,

Colonel, Commanding.

CHARLOTTE, February 17, 1865.

(Received 18th.)

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Wilmington:

The enemy could Columbia. Arrangements should be made to hold Charlotte.

W. J. HOKE,

Colonel, Commanding.

CHARLOTTE, February 17, 1865.

(Received 18th.)

Major-General HOKE,

Wilmington:

I am ordered to ship all stores from this place. Give me all the transportation that can be sent.

W. J. HOKE,

Colonel, Commanding Post.