War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1324 Chapter LIX] OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

March 4, 1865-8,25 p. m.

Colonel J. WARREN GRIGSBY,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: Major-General Wheeler desires you to take the wagons to some point north of the latitude of Wadesborough. It is reported the enemy are moving on Wadesborough and will be there with infantry to-morrow. We are just turning in direction of Wadesborough.

Respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

M. G. HUDSON,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

March 4, 1865-9,15 p. m.

Colonel J. W. GRIGSBY,

Chief of Staff:

COLONEL: I wrote you a few minutes since to move with the trains to some point north of the latitude of Wadesborough. Major-General wheeler now directs that you move with them to Lanesborough. After getting to that point you will move with the trains in a northeaslerly direction, leaving Wadesborough to the right. Keep a lookout, and report any information you may hear of the enemy. You will organize the men so as to defend the train if attacked.

Repectfully, colonel, your obdient servant,

M. G. HUDSON,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 4, 1865.

Major General R. F. HOKE,

Duplin Road:

It was intended to concentrate Sheppard's train only at Warsaw. Contiue to use your own train, as you yesterday telegraphed Major Cameron you were doing, but at same time keep it available to aid in transporting from Warsaw the supplies there being collectde, in event of a movement as indicated in Major Cameron's telegram to you yesterday.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

General JOHNSTON:

Endeavor to supply your army by collecting subsistence through the coutry. That at depots in necessary for Army of Nortern Virginia

R. E. LEE.

RICHMOND, March 5, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNSTON:

In moving troops on North Carolina Railroad please do not interrupt transportation of supplies to this army.

R. E. LEE.