War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1359 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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cavalry, and artillery, as far as the Golden place, between Northeast River and the sound, on Jacksonville road. " This road leads toward Kinston. The dispatch was sent by Colonel McKoy to Magnolia to be telegraphed here. No office being there, it was lost. McKoy communicates it to me verbally. It is not known how reliable the report is. A gentleman here from Onslow Court-House yesterday heard nothing of it there.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR KINSTON, March 9, 1865-2. 15 p. m.

Colonel JOHN B. SALE,

Goldsborough:

Should Raleigh be threatened, move by rail to Greensborough or Salisbury, taking the records and baggage from Goldsborough and Raleigh. Take Riall if he continues unwell.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

NEAR KINSTON, March 9, 1865-4. 30 p. m.

Major CAMERON,

Goldsborough:

Operations here not yet decided. Do not hold your transportation unemployed, but be prepared to clal it in at short notice.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

MARCH 9, 1865.

Major CAMERON,

Goldsborough:

Transportation and artillery must not come here.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

MARCH 9, 1865.

Major CAMERON,

Chief Quartermaster, Goldsborough:

See Colonel Sale for estimate of forces you ask Colonel Gordon for.

FRANCIS S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

KINSTON, March 9, 1865-8. 30 p. m.

Major CAMERON,

Goldsborough:

Hold ready necessary transportation for transfer of troops from Kinston.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

NEAR KINSTON, March 9, 1865.

Major-General Hoke will move to the attack immediately, advancing his left flank and gradually taking up the movement to the right, thus making an oblique assault on the enemy. His command will keep well