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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 46.

Richmond, February 24, 1865.

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XIX. The followin-named assistant adjutant-general are assigned to duty with General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding, &c., and will report in person to General Johnston, at Charlotte, N. C. ; Colonel E. J. Harvie, Lieutenant Colonel G. A. Henry, Major William Clare, Lieutenant Colonel A. P. Mason, Majs. P. B. Lee, K. Falconer.

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XXV. Major John B. Hoge, assistant adjutant-general, will proceed without delay on special service of Raleigh, N. C., under instructions from honorable Secretary of War.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., February 24, 1865.

General R. E. LEE,

Richmond, Va.:

General Taylor reports, under date of the 17th, from Meridian, Miss., as follows:

Thomas, with bulk of his army, has landed at Vicksburg, and moved out four miles east from there with pontoon train. Enemy concentrating at Pensacola. Think he will probably move simultaneously from Vicksburg, Pensacola, and Decatur.

General Johnston temporarily absent; will return to-morrow.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., February 24, 1865.

General R. E. LEE,

Petersburg, Va.:

Telegram 22nd instant duly received. March of Hardee's troops on this place from Cheraw was changed to railroad, via Wilmington and Raleigh, on assurance of Governor Vance and General Bragg that the troops could reach here much sooner. The fall of Wilmington, however, cause the order to be immediately countermanded by General Bragg and myself.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., February 24, 1865-10. 30 a. m.

General R. E. LEE,

Petersburg, Va.:

General Hampton reprots from Chesterville yesterday evening no enemy nearer than White Oak. He is reported crossing Peay's Ferry. A large force of cavalry moved from Hopewell Church toward Rocky Mount Ferry. Butler is now across river. Hampton will put himself in front of enemy, leaving one brigade to press his rear. I have ordered Hardee to hasten his march from Cheraw. Mail courier reports Cheatham at Jones' Ferry on Ennoree morning of 22nd instant. I have ordered him and Stewart here via Unionville and Chesterville, where I