War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1360 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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closed to the right, so as not to leave an interval. Major-General Hill will take up the atack as soon as General Hoke is fairly engaged. The attack must be vigorous and determined, as success must be achieved.

By order of General Bragg:

F. S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 9, 1865-4. 20 p. m.

Major-General HILL:

General Bragg has just heard from Major-General Hoke, and he directs me to notify you that at any moment Hoke's guns may be heard.

Respectfully, general,

F. S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

KINSTON, March 9, 1865-6. 15 p. m.

Major-General HILL:

General Bragg directs me to say that Major-General Hoke will confer with you in regard to the return of Hagood's brigade to his division, which is desired, and the movement proposed for the morning, during which you will retain your present position in the lines.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 9, 1865.

The officer commanding detachment Stewart's corps will, upon his arrival, leave a guard of fifty men, with their officers, to police the town of Kinston and collect all stragglers.

By order of General Bragg:

FRANCIS S. PARKER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, March 9, 1865.

Colonel MALLETT,

Commanding Conscripts, Raleigh:

See Special Orders, Numbers 46, Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office and late exchange notice. General Johnston reuests that you immediately telegraph to all your officers to forward all soldiers so declared exchanged immediately to this or General Lee's army.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FAYETTEVILLE, March 9, 1865.

T. J. SUMNER,

Superintendent North Carolina Railroad, Company's Shops:

It is desired to place all troops coming east over your road as rapidly as possible at Kinston. I ask your assistance to accomplish this result.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.