War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1379 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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MARCH 11, 1865-12 m.

General HOKE,

Kinston:

Troops must all march. Hold Kinston as long as it can be done with safety to your rear guard, and delay the enemy on his route here as far as consistent with the safety of your command.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 11, 1865-5 p. m.

General HOKE:

You have misconstrued my orders. Your main force was to move on, but the rear guard to hold the enemy in check at Kinston as long as conssitent with safety. If not too late, this must now be done. it is all important.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

MARCH 11, 1865.

General HOKE:

Your dispatch received. It is improtant to delay the enemy's movement on this place, but your main body should come on as soon as the road is clear.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

GOLSBOROUGH, March 11, 1865-6. 05 p. m.

General HOKE,

Kinston:

The cavalry will not answer. It seems to me one brigade would do, but if necessary, leave the two.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 11, 1865.

Major E. WILLIS,

Chief Quartermaster, Salisbury, N. C.:

Inspect field transportation at post Salisbury. Leve there what is absolutely necessary and order rest sent to Captain J. M. Goodman, assistant quartermaster, at Chester, under Wagon-master Hauser.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLOTTEE, N. C., March 11, 1865-8. 20 p. m.

Major E. WILLIS,

Chief Quartermaster, Salisbury, N. C.:

Can you send myself, two aides, and five horses through to Raleigh to-morrow, not by special trains? If so, when must I leave here? I wish to be delayed little as possible on the way.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.