War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1239 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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CHESTERVILLE, February 21, 1865.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Richmond, Va.:

Dispatch of 20th received. Order for removal of supplies on Sherman's route has been given to Charlotte and will be extended in rear, as Sherman's line of march is determined.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 43.

Richmond, February 21, 1865.

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IX. The ten companies of North Carolina Reserves, commanded by Colonel Almost A. McKoy, will constitute a regiment to be designated the Eighth Regiment North Carolina Reserves.

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XIII. Brigadier General G. J. Rains, chief of torpedo service, will report in person and without delay to Major General J. F. Gilmer, at the headquarters of General G. T. Beauregard, commanding, &c., taking with him a supply of sensitive tubes and such other articles as may be necessary in subterra and subaqueues operations. He will also take with him some competent person as an assistant.

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XXIV. Brigadier General F. A. Shoup, Provisional Army, C. S., is assigned to the command of the artillery serving under Lieutenant General W. J. Hardee, and will report accordingly.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHESTERVILLE, February 21, 1865.

Brigadier General A. R. LAWTON,

Quartermaster-General, Richmond, Va.:

As requested by you, all rolling-stock that could be spared from south and east of Columbia was brought out on this line. It must evidently be destroyed unless the gauge of the road from Charlotte to Danville be widened. Please give the necessary orders forthwith.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHESTERVILLE, February 21, 1865.

Colonel W. J. HOKE,

Chartolle, N. C.:

Double your guards and patrol street to prevent pillaging. Arrest and confine all officers and men absent from their commands without proper papers. If resistance is offered resort to harshest measures to put it down.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.