The enemy's right remained of the same troops as from Orangeburg Court-House to Columbia and theeir entire line of march of the same. The result of scout, 1 man (a gallant fellow) killed on our side and 68 killed for the Federals, and 4 turned over to Wheeler's cavalry.
T. M. PAYSINGER,
Sergeant of Party.
[MARCH 11, 1865. -For Wheeler to McClellan, reporting operations, see Part I, p. 1125.]
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,
Near Fayetteville, March 11, 1865-9. 35 a. m.
Colonel J. WARREN GRIGSBY, Chief of Staff:
COLONEL: Major-General Wheeler desires you to cross the river at Averasborough, or some point above that. The enemy will occupy Fayetteville in an hour. You will, after crossing the river, make exertions to join the command with the train, as far as you can do so without risking the train. No point can now be designated.
Respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,
M. G. HUDSON,
Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.
WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,
Richmond, Va., March 11, 1865.
General BRAXTON BRAGG, Goldsborough, N. C.:
GENERAL: The demand for quartermaster and commissary supplies here is very urgent. If military reasons do not make it impossible let the trains go from Goldsborough loaded. If there be doubts of their prompt return I suggest that offices be sent with them. A law just passed gives the Government ample power over the roads, their officers, and their employes.
JOHN C. BRECKINRDIGE,
Secretary of War.
GOLDSBOROUGH, March 11, 1865.
Honorable JOHN C. BRECKINRDIGE,
Secretary of War, Richmond:
The trains were used in emergency in moving the sick and wounded and supplies from Kinston. That accomplished, they are now transporting all supplies hence without distinction between armies.
(Same to General Lee.)
GOLSBOROUGH, March 11, 1865.
General J. E. JOHNSTON, Raleigh:
We have nearly 200,000 rations, and there is not storage at Smithfield. I will stop first supplies there, and continue, unless sotherwise directed.