War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1313 Chapter LIX] CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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[MARCH 2, 1865. -For Johnston to Lee, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 1052.]

RICHMOND, March 2, 1865,

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Commanding:

Major Johnston of my department reported three days ago from Salisbury that he was waiting first train for Charlotte to report to you. I beg you to take all transportation in the country under military necessity.

A. H. COLE,

Major, &c.

SPECIA ORDERS,

ADJ. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 51. Richmond, March 2, 1865.

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XXI. Paragrahp XL, Special Orders, Numbers 48, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, current series, is so amende as to read: Paragraph Il, General Orders, Numbers 6, Adjutant and Inspector General Office, February 14, 1865, is hereby revoked, and Brigadier General G. J. Pillow, Provisional Army, C. S., will report to General Josehp E. Johnston, commanding, &c., for assignment to the duty of collecting and forwarding to their proper commands all absentees from the armies of the Confederate States who may be fould west of the Savannah River.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Unionville, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Major-General LORING:

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move your command at sunrice to-morrow to Scaife's Ferry, on Broad River. Should you find everything there in readiness, you will cross your command at once. Lieutenant-Colonel Sevier will either direct the route or send you a guide.

Respectfully,

W. D. GALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Unionville, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

Lieutenant-General Steward directs that you move your command in the morning, as soon as you will have three days' cooked rations ready, to Scaife's Ferry, on Broad River.

Respectfully, &c.,

W. D. GALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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