War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1343 Chapter LIX] CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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that they march at once to Fayetteville and there report to General Johnston. The other troops under your command (supposed to be the cavalry and home quards), you will hold well in hand, ready to move this way at a moment's notice; but this is not designed to delay your execution of instructions sent you by mail to-day for removing from cerain named counties all able-bodied male negroes, as requested by Governor Vance. Proceed with that duty till interrupted by orders to move, keeping yourself prepared to obey the latter.

Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 7, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER TEACHEY'S STATION:

Send order by courier to officer commanding two companies of infantry and one of artillery on Cape Fear River, to march direct to Fayetteville and report to General Johnston.

JOHN B. SALE,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 7, 1865.

Major J. L. CROSS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Kinston:

There was no unnecessary delay in the passage of your troops through this point.

FRANK PARKER,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Goldsborough, March 7, 1865.

Colonel F. M. PARKER,

Commanding, Raleigh, N. C.:

General Bragg directs you keep an officer at depot all night to report to Major John. W. Cameron arrival and departure of all troops this way and hurry them on to Kinston. Telegraph Major W. H. Harvey, superintendent, also the arrival and departure of all trains, so as to avoid collistins. Telegraph the operator at Smithfield also. Keep telegraph office open all night. General Bragg gone to front at Kinston.

JOHN B. SALE,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, March 7, 1865-12,30 p. m.

Major K. JOHNS, Raleigh:

General Johnston directs, by authority Secretary of War, you employ as much force as you can in collecting animals under General Orders, Numbers 4, present series, in front of enemy and along his line of march.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S. -Send field transportation collcting at Greensborough by country road to Raleigh.

A. A.

(Same to Major Edmoston, Greensborough.)