War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1341 Chapter LIX] CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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KINSTON, March 7, 1865-7,30 p. m.

Major CAMERON,

Chief Quartermaster, Goldsborough:

Don't allow a moment to be lost in hurrying forward troops that arrive to-night and to-morrow.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Goldsborough, March 7, 1865.

The functions and authority of respective chiefs of staff departments are limited strictly to the duties legitimately pertaining to their several departments. When orders are desires to be issued to any command of the army, or to the chiefs of any other staff department, application will be made in writing to the office of the assistant adjutant-general, which alone is the office of orders. This will avoid iregularity, confusion, and conflicting disposition, as well as hesitation in complying with the order.

By direction of the general commanding:

JOHN, B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Goldsborough, March 7, 1865.

Major General R. F. HOKE, Kinston:

GENERAL: Your letter to Lieutenant-Colonel Anderson, assistant adjutant general, of-instant, in reference to calling in scattering transportation, was duly received by your courier (the bearer of this), and upon return of the commanding general from Raleigh was referred to Major Cameron, chief quartermaster, with appropriate indorsement, complying with your request. Your telegram to Major Cameron of 3rd instant, the general directs me to say, has been acted on. It is the one concerning impressment of mules.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 7, 1865.

Major General R. F. HOKE, Kinston:

Will join you this evening, and wish to consult you and Baker. Keep me advised up to 2 p. m. Push all to the front and be ready for a blow.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 7, 1865.

Major-General HOKE, Kinston:

All arrivals will report to you. Move them to position immediately, that no time may be lost after I join. Hagood dealyed by accident to a train, but will be up soon.

BRAXTON BRAGG.