War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1302 Chapter LIX] OPERATION IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ALLEN'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

In the Field, near Wilson's Store, March 2, 1865-7,30 a. m.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the major-genera commanding corps.

W. W. ALLEN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, Numbers 17. Goldsborough, March 1, 1865.

In publishing General Orders, Nos. 2 and 3, from the headquarters C. S. Armies, the commanding general desires to explain that the time allowed absentees in this department to return or report themselves as therein directed, begins to run from the date of this order (March 1), and that the pardon embraces offenses committed prior to this date. All men of the classes pardounde under sentence, or awaiting trial, will be immediately released.

By order of General Bragg:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCURAL.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Goldsborough, March 1, 1865.

The pardon offered in General Orders, Nos. 2 and 3, from the genral in-chief, extends to all men now in confinement under charges or sentece for desertion or absence without leave, with the exception therein indicated.

By order of General Bragg:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 1, 1865.

General HOKE,

Rockfish Creek:

To delay Sherman, should he move toward Wilmington, it will be well for you to have both Manchester and Charlotte roads cut, and bridges and trestles destroyed at every point. All enemy's prisoners will probably have passed here by tomorrow. You must then be prepared for Schofield's movements. Have roads reconnoitered and repaired from your present position and from Warsaw to Fayetteville.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 1, 1865.

Major-General HOKE,

Rockfish:

Lieutenant Fairly reports a bluff, called Black Rock, twenty-eight miles above Wilmington, which General Whiting considered it practicable to blow into the river, thus obstructing the channel. General Bragg desires you will look to this and have it done if practicable.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.