MARCH 7, 1865-7,30 p. m.
Don't allow a moment to be lost in sending forward the troops arriving. They should run through to this point without changing trains. Give a copy of this to commanding officers as they arrive.
GOLDSBOROUGH, March 7, 1865.
TELEGRPAH OPERATOR AT SMITHFIELD, N. C.:
Telegraph Major W. H. Harvey of the departure of all trains coming this way, so as to avoid collistions. Keep office open all night.
JOHN B. SALE,
Fayetteville, March 7, 1865.
TO ANY OFFICER COMMANDING CAVALRY
IN FRONT OF FAYETTEVILLE:
General Johnston directs that you furnish Captain McKinney, assistant commissary of subsistence, or his agent, with ten mounted men for the purpose of carrying out the instructions of the War Department in collecting supplies on the enemy's line of march.
SUMBERTON, N. C., March 7, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel F. L. CHILDS,
Commanding, Fayetteville, N. C.:
COLONEL: The dispathc sent by you and dated 11,15 o'clock has been received. Corporal Wright has returned. He saw the advance of the enemy of yesterday about eight miles beyond Floral College. They were going in the direction of Fayetteville. I have made arrangements with Major Norment to destroy the bridge on Lumber River in the event of my being cut off from Fayetteville before those cavalry shall have passed by way of this place. I am not aware that the enemy are advancing by way of this place.
I am, yours, truly,
L. W. CURRIE,
Lieutenant, Commanding Cavalry.
P. S. -Lieutenant Garrason has left here for your headquarters. I am not aware of Lieutenant Hank's and Blank's whereabouts, so I was unable to send them that dispatch. I expect to fall back toward Fayetteville to-morrow. This dispatch leaves at 7,30 p. m.
L. W. C.
ANTIOCH CHURCH, March 7, 1865-2 p. m.
COLONEL: The three bridges below Gilchrist's are McEachin's, McGist's, and Campbell's. Distance between McEachin's and Camp-