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WILMINGTON, February 21, 1865.

Brigadier General L. S. BARKER,

Goldsborough:

The enemy's force and positions are such on my arrival as to compel the evacuation of this place to-night. Continue to send trains.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

WILMINGTON, February 21, 1865.

Major ROBERT STRANGE,

Fayetteville:

I find on arrival the enemy had driven us from west bank of Cape Fear. This uncovers the arsenal. Commanding officer should send off his most valuable stores, especially ammunition for small-arms. He should impress wagons and send to nearest railroad depot.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

CHESTER, February 21, 1865.

General WADE HAMPTON,

Black Stocks:

We have about 500 sacks corn and 15,000 rations for the men here. Shall I leave it for you? Your boxes from Columbia are here still.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHESTERVILLE, S. C., February 21, 1865-7. 45 a. m.

General WADE HAMPTON,

Black Stocks, S. C.:

To give Stevenson time to reach Charlotte, you must guard with Wheeler the direct roads to that point from enemy's present position.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHESTERVILLE, S. C., February 21, 1865-7. 45 a. m.

Lieutenant General WADE HAMPTON,

Black Stocks, S. C.:

Your communication of 8. 45 p. m. yesterday has just reached me. I approve of your plan for Butler to operate on rear and flanks of enemy. Charlotte, or along railroad to Salisbury, will be good point of concentration.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHESTER, February 21, 1865-8 a. m.

Lieutenant General WADE HAMPTON,

Blacks Stocks, S. C.:

I will await you.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

ROCK HILL, February 21, 1865.

General HAMPTON,

Chesterville, S. C.:

State Cadets moved with General Garlington across the Catawba. Governor Magrath stated they cannot cross State line.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.