War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1328 Chapter LIX] OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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CHARLOTTE, March 5, 1865.

(Received 4 o'clock.)

General COOPER:

Part of my troops are with General Hardee and that part under commandant of prison camps scattered over two States. Will your order them all to be at once reported back to me. Shall I remain with the army or return with reserves to South Carolina?

JAS. CHESNUT, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

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

Brig General BRADLEY T. JOHNSON,

Salisbury, N. C.:

Have trains unloaded and unblock railroad that trains may leave here. Furnish agent or road with hands and buckets to supply wood and water to locomotives. Pleace give your special attention to the unloading and loading of trains, and render every assistance. Major Morfit is represented as being a cuitable man.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Brigadier General B. T. JOHNSON,

Salisbury, N. C.:

No one is authorizwd to grant leaved of absence or detach officers or men except Generals Johnston and Beauregad.

J. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, March 5, 1865.

His Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS,

President, &c.:

Mr. PRESIDENT: This military department having been merged by the General-in Chief as a natural consequence of the present condition in the command of General Johnston, it fairly terminates the temporary command to which you mind as forcibly as I could express them, I beg that you will relieve me from the embarrassing position. I seek no command or position, and only desire to be ordered to await assignment to duty at some point in Georgia or Alabana. The circumsatates constaining me to make this request are painfoul in the extreme, but I cannot blindly disregard them. You will find many abler servat to fill my place, but I feel the country has had none more sincerely devoted.

I am, dear sir, as ever, you friend and servant.

BRAXTON BRAGG.