War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1325 Chapter LIX] CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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MARCH 5, 1865.

[General JOHNSTON:]

The point of uniting with General Bragg, as well as the force of the enemy against which to operate, must be determined by you. I wish you to act as you think best.

R. E. LEE.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 5, 1865.

General R. E. LEE,

Petersburg, Va.:

In absence of General Johnston I report that three brigades of Stewart's corps left Chesterville at 11 o'clock to-day. The rest of his corps and Chetham's will arrive there to-day in time to follow movement of Stevenson's corps from here, and as rapidly as railroad transportation will permit.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 5, 1865.

General JOHNSTON:

General Hampton reports from near White's Store at 9 p. m. yesterday that Fourteenth Corps is moving on Wadesborough, and Twentieth Corps on a road to its right. Prisoners say they expert to reach Wadesborough to-night.

G. T. BEAREGARD.

(Same to General R. E. Lee.)

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 5, 1865-12 m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Three brigades of Stewart's corps left Chesterville at 11 to-day. The rest of his corps and Cheatham's will arrive there to-day in time to follow movement of Stevenson's corps from here

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

FAYETTEVILLE, March 5, 1865.

General JOHNSTON:

I respectfully suggest that from Page 's Depot to Aven's Ferry, thence to Jonesborough, thence to FAyetteville by Wilmington Railroad, is the shorters route to Fayetteville from North Carolina Railroad. Arrangements have been made to have six large flats at ferry.

F. L. CHILDS,

Colonel, Commanding.

RICHMOND, March 5, 1865.

Colonel J. M. KENNARD:

Major Sloan has some supplies at Raleigh. Send an energetic messenger after your ammunition. Left him report to Colonel RAins, to whom I have sent instructions about cartidges. Vanderford was lately assigned as your assistant at Tupelo.

J. GORGAS,

Chief of Ordance.