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GOLDSBOROUGH, March 9, 1865-6 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel A. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

(Care of General Johnston, Fayetteville.)

General Bragg's instructions now changed. He tleegraphs operations not decided, and to press forward all troops ordered by General Johnston. I have telegraphed accordingly to Raleigh and Smithfield, though they come scantily. Where is Sherman, and whither do his demonstrations tend?

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 9, 1865-2. 15 a. m.

Colonel HARVIE,

Inspector-General, Army of Tennessee, Raleigh, N. C.:

Three hundred and fifty men Colbert's command, Stewart's corps, arrived and went to Kinston 5. 45 p. m. yesterday. Is balance that corps ordered here by General Johnston? They are much needed immediately at Kinston to continue the fight of yesterday, which is thus far successful.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, March 9, 1865-6. 30 a. m.

Colonel E. J. HARVIE,

Raleigh:

General Johnston directs all troops passing Raleigh be immediately sent forward to Kinston. Acknowledge.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 9, 1865.

Colonel E. J. HARVIE,

Inspector-General, Army of Tennessee, Raleigh, N. C.:

When as many as 1,000 of Stewart's corps shall have passed General Bragg wants no more at present. The balance may be stopped at Smithfield.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 9, 1865-5. 45 p. m.

Colonel E. J. HARVIE,

Inspector-General, Army of Tennessee:

Instructions from General Bragg changed since my last dispatch. Now hurry forward all troops to Kinston. Operation there not closed.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.