War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1227 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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RALEIGH, February 19, 1865.

General R. E LEE:

General Baker reports a strong raid moving on Weldon railroad at Rocky Mount and continued preparations for the move on Goldsborough and this place. Little or no assistance can be had from the State Exemptions and reorganization under late law here disbanded the State force, and they will not be ready for some time. I go to Goldsborough to-night.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

WHITE OAK, S. C., February 19, 1865.

General BRAGG, Wilmington, N. C.:

Have ordered McLaws to move as rapidly as possible by rail to Greensborough, N. C. Please communicate with him fully and aid him all in your power. Am obliged to you for your information.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

FLORENCE, February 19, 1865.

General BRAGG:

I am at this place en route for Wilmington with my command (about 400 men and officers) to be tendered you for battery service. Is Wilmington still intact? Please answer immediately to this place and to Marion Court-House.

J. R. TUCKER,

Flag Officer, C. S. Navy.

[Answer.]

Come on with your force.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, February 19, 1865.

(Received 12. 15 p. m.)

General BRAGG, Goldsborough:

General HOke this morning established his force online withobstructions. General Hagood at Town Creek. Enemy continue active.

FRANK PARKER,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA,

February 19, 1865.

General HOKE, Wilmington:

Can you ascertain Schofield's strenght?

R. E. LEE.

RALEIGH, February 19, 1865.

General HOKE:

I shall leave for Goldsborough to-night. Advise me there if anything important. We can look for no assistance. Baker seems to think the raid now moving is formidable.

B. BRAGG.