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FAYETTEVILLE, March 9, 1865-8 a. m.

General R. E. LEE:

(Via Richmond.)

Following received: *

Colonel Sale, at Goldsborough, reports 1,000 prisoners arrived there and 500 on the way, and that fight would be renewed to-day.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 9, 1865-11 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Fayetteville, N. C.:

Brigadier-General Evans has reported for duty in your department. I have referred him to you. I consider him incompetent to command, and had so reported him to War Department last spring.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CAHRLOTTE, N. C., March 9, 1865-11. 30 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Fayetteville, N. C.:

Stewart's troops passed through here yesterday. Cheatham's are now moving, and all will probably have passed through to-morrow evening. I will follow next day.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 9, 1865-12. 30 p. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Fayeteville, N. C.:

Governor Brown has ordered his militia from Augusta to Columbus and West Point to meet threatened attack from Middle Tennessee, furloughing them a while. This transfer may jeopardize East Georgia and our lines of communication hence to Augusta, Atlanta, and Macon. I have ordered General Young to remain about Augusta to protect them. A good major-general should be sent there at once to replace General hill, who is now with his command. I am informed he would not be acceptable again to the people.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HEADQUARTERS C. S. ARMIES,

March 9, 1865.

His Excellency Z. B. VANCE,

Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh:

GOVERNOR: I received your letter of the 2nd instant, and return you my sincere thanks for your zealous effots in behalf of the army and the cause. I have read with pleasure and attention your proclamation and appeal to the people, as also extrascts from your addresses. I trust you will infuse into your fellow-citizens the spirit of resolution and patritism which inspires your own action. I have now no cavalry to spare for the purpose you mention, and regret that I did not receive

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*See Bragg to Johnston, March 8, 7 p. m., Part I, p. 1078.

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