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FAYETTEVILLE, February 27, 1865.

General BRAGG, or

General HOKE,

Goldsborough:

I have received orders to report at Richmond with my entire command. I shall leave at once with those here. Will your order Lieutenant-Commander Evans, with his detachment, to report at Richmond also?

J. R. TUCKER,

Flag Officer, C. S. Navy.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

February 27, 1865.

General HOKE,

Commanding Third District:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that all men belonging to Lieutenant Bain's signal corps, not detailed by authority superior to that of the commander of this department, be immediately returned to their companies, if these are in your district. Their horses, if public property, will be turned over to your chief quartermaster. The remainder of the signal corps you can employ to the best advantage.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, February 27, 1865.

General BRAGG:

Should cotton and naval stores be destroyed in front of a raiding party near the river? Should they be destroyed at Fayetteville factories before any force of the enemy too large to be successfully resisted?

F. L. CHILDS,

Lieutenant-General.

FEBRUARY 27, 1865.

Lieutenant-General CHILDS,

Fayetteville:

What rolling-stock is there on railroad from Fayetteville to Coal Fields? Impress negroes sufficient to conduct work of obstructing river, which should be pushed vigorously. Captain Winder will be sent to you. Strange's company cannot be spared.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, February 27, 1865.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Goldsborough:

Rolling-stock on Western Railroad - 2 locomotives, 2 coaches, 3 box-cars, 13 flat, and 12 dirt cars. Lieutenant Ashe, at Elizabeth, attending to obstruction.

F. L. CHILDS,

Lieutenant-Colonel.