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GOLDSBOROUGH, February 20, 1865-11 a. m.

Major F. S. PARKER:

I shall be on the evening train. An agent is on his way from Richmond for the delivery at Fort Fisher of all prisoners. The raid on Tarbrough has returned.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

WILMINGTON, February 20, 1865.

(Received 1. 30 21st.)

General BRAGG, Magnolia:

General Hoke holds his line confidentaly. General Hagood has transferred his force to east bank; his cavalry left across the Brunswick.

FRANK PARKER.

WILMINGTON, February 20, 1865.

(Received 6. 10 p. m.)

General BRAGG, Magnolia:

I hear they refuse to receive the prisoners now, and Hoke orders them to Goldsborough. They cannot all be moved there before the city falls. Please direct them to be unloaded at Burgaw and return for more. The Yankees are in three miles of the town and shelling furiously.

S. L. FREMONT,

Engineer Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.

WILMINGTON, February 20, 1865.

General R. E. LEE,

Petersburg:

Schofield has 15,000 men. We will dispute every point.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, February 20, 1865.

(Received 10 o'clock.)

General R. E. LEE:

General Baker reports raid upon railroad and movements from New Berne. I cannot help him. Enemy in strong force against me. Battery Adnerson was evacuated on the 19th instant.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

WILMINGTON, February 20, 1865-11 p. m.

Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,

Kinstree:

Assisted by two brigades from you, we may succeed in forcing the passage of your force by this point.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

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