War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1326 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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RICHMOND, March 5, 1865.

Major MOORE:

The subsistence already colleced and in the depots of North Carolina must not be issued or retained for General Johnston's army. You must subsist it from the country likely to be overrun by the enemy. The Army of Northern Virginia requires every pound of subsistence now collected and all that be made available for shipment for Virginia over and above your absolute wants. Reply.

I. M. ST. JOHN.

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

General A. P. STEWART,

Chester, S. C.:

Instuctions have been sent you. You will move when you can pass through here to Salisbury, thus avoiding reshipment at this place.

Instructions sent by Surgeon Darby.

J. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Chesterville, S. C., March 5, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistatn Adjutant-General, Charlotte, N. C.:

Cheatham's corps has 4,697 men, 44 wagons and ambulances, 14 pieces of artillery, 7 caissons, and 412 animals. Stewart's corps has 1,694 men, 22 wagons and ambulances, 6 pieces of artillery, 2 caissous, and 238 animals. Captain Steele, engineer of General Wheeler's command, came with me to this place. Knowing nothing else to do with him, will bring him along. He has 185 men, 4 wagons, and 57 animals.

ALEX, P. STEWART,

Lieutenant-General.

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

Lieutenant General WADE HAMPTON:

(Care of General Hardee, Cheraw, via Faytteville, N. C.)

Your train and Butler's move to-morrow morning, via Albemarle, Troy, Carthage, and Fayetteville.

J. M. OTEY,

March 5, 1865-12,30 a. m.

Major General J. WHEELER:

GENERAL: General Hampton directs me to say that he is at White's house, about eight miles from Wadesborough. Law has gone into camp beyond here and will pictet toward Wadesboroug and will send out scout to endeavor to locate the enemy. He is ordered to be ready to move at daylight. General Hampton desires you to close up everything out this road and camp where you can find forage. He is informed