CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 7 [6?], 1865
Major CHISMAN, OR
Greensborooug, N. C.:
Send messenger forthwith and with utmost celerity in direction of Rockongham with copy of this dispatch,* directing General Hardee to march at once on Fayetteville, if possible; if not, then on Raleigh. Ansver and report action.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 6, 1865.
Major SAMUEL R. CHISMAN,
Greensborough, N. c.:
Send horses to Raleigh and notify Lieutenant Adams, who is in charge of guns, when he passes Greensboroug. Adms left this morning.
JOHN M. OTEY,
RICHMOND, March 6, 1865.
[General J. E. JOHNSTON:]
My officers are directed to report to you for orders. Hope they may be able to supply your wants. If you deem my presence necessary, please say so.
A. H. COLE,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,
Charlotte, N. C., March 6. 1865.
Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,
GENERAL: I have just received a copy of your telegram of the 4th instant from Rockingham to General Johnston, who is on his away to Fayetteville. You should have followed the instructions contained in my letter of the 26th ultimo (acknowledged by Colonel Roy) and not of the 24th. Fayetteville and Raleigh being evidenty the objective points of the enemy, General Johnston and myself contemplate a concentratter. You are therefore direct to remove at once, and rapidly,
* Probably Beauregard to Hardee, March 6, fourth, post.