War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1330 Chapter LIX] OPERATION IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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

Major E. WILLIS,

Chief Quartermaster, Chesterville, S. C.:

Are Sharp's and Brantly's brigades with Stewart's or Cheatham"s troops or on way from Augusta? They belong to Lee's corps.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 5, 1865-8 p. m.

Colonel CHREWS,

Commanding Cavalry Brigade:

(Care of General Stewart or Chetham, Chesterville, S. C.)

Cross your command at Catawba railroad bridge, and move, via Monroe, to Rickingham or Fayetteville, avoiding Wadesboroug, where enemy is reported to be, and report to General Hampton or Wheeler.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, Va., March 6, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNOSTON:

A paper in regar to shipment of supplies to this place, with indorsement by General BEauregard and yourself, just received. Of coure your army must be fed, but it is desirable to have its supplies collectd, if possible, from the country by officers serving in the field. When absolutely necessary to use supplies collected at depots by the commisary department here, please direct the proper officers to inform Commissary-Geneal. General Lee's army is in a great stait for provisions.

JOHN C. BRECKINRIDGE.

Secretary of War.

FAYETTEVILLE, March 6, 1865.

Received 9. 15 7th.)

Honorable SWECRETARY OF WAR:

Such orders as you direct for procuring subsistence for this army have been already given.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

CHARLOTTE, March 6, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNSTON:

Have just received copy of telegram to you from Hardee, saying he is moving on Greensborough. He has not received instructionn of 24th ultimo. He should be recalled at once to Fayetteville or Raleigh. Shall troops from here be sent to smithfield or Raleigh?*

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, March 6, 1865.

Geneal J. E. JOHNSTON, Fayetteville, N. C.:

To save time, I have sent following dispatch from here and greensborough to General Hardee, on road from Rockingham: "March at once on Fayetteville, if possible; if not, then on Raleigh. "

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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* As received by Johnston; but see dispatch as recorder in Beauregard's telegrams-sent book, under date of March 7, p. 1336.

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