War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1294 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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FEBRUARY 28M 1865.

Colonel THRUSTON, Company's Shops:

General Bragg wishes you to induce people there to volunteer temporarily for special defense of shops against raid, and include in organization all detailed men on railroad.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COMPANY'S SHOPS,

February 28, 1865. (Received 6. 45.)

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Goldsborough:

No local force here except exempts, which I have no authority to control. No detailed men here. Telegraph me instructions. No answer from telegram yesterday on same subject.

S. D. THRUSTON,

Colonel, Commanding.

FEBRUARY 28, 1865.

Colonel CHILDS, Fayetteville:

Keep Ashe. Authority is given to impress horses for pickets. General Bragg directs you destroy trestle on railroad below Lumberton, and be in readiness to burn bridge over Lumber River on approach of enemy,. Destroyed any part of road below Lumberton you can.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, February 28, 1865.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I learn from General Hardee the enemy crossed Lynch's Creek in some force at Tillersville. Intention not yet developed; that their movmenets point at present to Darlington and Florence, with the view, he believes, of moving to Wilmington.

F. L. CHILDS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

FAYETTEVILLE, February 28, 1865.

Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I learn through pickets that the enemy are repairing Brunswick railroad bridge, on the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad.

F. L. CHILDS,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

FEBRUARY 28, 1865.

Colonel CHILDS, Fayetteville:

General Bragg directs that as much of railway below Lumberton as possible be imemdiately destroyed; also bridges over Pedee, Little Pedee, and Lumber Rivers, on Wilmington and Manchester Railroad,