HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Goldsborough, March 7, 1865-12,20 a. m.
The commanding officer of troops as Smithfield will, in compliance with the above instructions, proceed by rail with his command to Konston, N. C., as soon as transportation, which is ordered, will be furnished. Prompt action must be taken.
My order of General Bragg:
FRANCIS S. PARKER,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
GOLDSBOROUGH, March 6, 1865-10,30 p. m.
The suggestion of a concestration against the force confronting you was telegrphed General Johnston to-day at 3 p. m.
JOHN B. SALE,
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
BARBEE'S, March 6, 1865-10 a. m.
Send following and previous dispatches immediately to General Hardee:
Following dispatch just received, dated March 5, 1865-
"General Hampton reports from near White's Strore, at 9 p. m. yesterday, that Fourteenth Corps is moving on Wadesborough, and Twentieth Corps on a road to its right. Prisoners say they expect to reach Wadesborough to-night.
G. T. BEAUREGARD. "
If the enemy move upon the North Carolina Railroad, do so too. If they move on Fayetteville, do so too, if practicable; if not, upon Raleigh, as previously instructed.
J. E. JOHNSTON,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,
Near Fair Ground, N. C., March 6, 1865-10 a. m.
COLONEL: Agreeably to instructions from General Johnston, I am moving my command, via Monroe's Brigade and New Gilead, to Fayetteville. I hope to reach Fayetteville in three or four days (not counting to-day). Major-General Butler's cavalry will move on the road to Graham's Bridge and parallel roads. Have supplies of forage and rations collected at Fayetteville for my command. Inform General Johnston by telegraph of my movements.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. J. HARDEE,