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CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 9, 1865.

General HAMPTON,

Fayetteville, N. C.:

(Care of General Hardee.)

Sabers shipped from Greensborough to Raleigh.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[MARCH 10, 1865. -For Lee to Breckinridge, reporting engagement at Monroe's Cross-Roads, S. C., see Part I, p. 1045.]

RALEIGH, March 10, 1865-4. 30 p. m.

General R. E. LEE,

Richmond:

Governor Magrath calls for the Cadets and militia of South Carolina, with General Hardee, to protect the Stae against threatened raid from East Tennessee. Shall they be sent? Brigadier-General Robertson's command, 1,000 strong, was cut off, and is now in South Carolina.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

RALEIGH, March 10, 1865-10. 45 p. m.

General R. E. LEE:

General Bragg reports that enemy intrenched himself in position to which he was driven on 8th and, therefore, he had not been dislodged; also heavy force moving on his right and rear from Wilmington. He is, therefore, called back. Lieutenant-General Hardee reports Sherman's army seven miles from Fayetteville, and that he will cross the Cape Fear to-night, together with General Hampton. The troops of the Tennessee army are without field transportation.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 10, 1865-10 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Fayetteville, N. C., or wherever he may be:

Sendind trais to Goldsborough retards shipment of troops from Chester. Please order trains returned soon as practicable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 10, 1865-1. 45 p. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Fayetteville, N. C.:

Governor Magrath applied for return of his Cadets and militia. General Lee object to General Garlington's force not having been brought out of the State with Stevenson's command.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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