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RALEIGH, March 11, 1865-10. 15 a. m.

General BRAGG, Goldsborough:

Better remain at Goldsborough till we see Sherman's course from Fayetteville.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 11, 1865-11 a. m.

General BRAGG, Kinston:

Following dispatch just received from Raleigh, 11th:

Your commissary reports large amount commissary stores at Golsborough. It is important to save them. I am sure you will have time to do so. They are of great importance to us, so please have them brought a way.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

I have directed Cameron to obey. If you disapprove please telegraph.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, March 11, 1865-12 m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,* Goldsborough:

Your dispatch of 11. 30 a. m. received. Such supplies as you will not need at Goldsborough had better be sent to Smithfield. You have been requested to halt at Golsborough until Sherman's course is determined.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 11, 1865-12. 20 p. m.

General JOHNSTON, Raleigh, N. C.:

Your three telegrams to-day received. Will remain here as directed. Will send trains loaded with supplies to Raleigh. While there you can dispose of the trains as you find necessary. I am informed troops are en route this way from Raleigh. Should not all such be ordred to stop at Smithfield? I will stop there those now coming till your wish is known.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 11, 1865-1. 05 a. m.

General BRAGG, Kinston:

Are there any orders to telegraph to Lipscomb's command at Rocky Point? Shall I break up post and telegraph offices south of this. I do not comprehend the full import of your telegram of 11. 45 p. m. to Major Cameron. I only conjecture the danger alluded to. Please reply immediately.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 11, 1865-12. 40 p. m.

OPERATOR AT SMITHFIELD:

Troops now on way from Raleigh will stiop at Smithfield. Send their trains on here. Show this to commanding officers.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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