War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1380 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 11, 1865-10 p. m.

Major E. WILLIS,

Chief Quartermaster, Salisbury, N. C.:

I will leave here Monday morning.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Captain J. M. GOODMAN,

Assistant Quartermaster, Chester, S. C.:

When will the last of the wagons and artillery leave Chester? Answer quick.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, March 12, 1865.

General R. E. LEE:

(Via Richmond.)

Is it so important to prevent the interruption of the road by aleigh by which you are supplied as to make it proper to give battle with the chance of winning against us? I would not fight Sherman's united army unless your situation makes it necessary.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 12, 1865-12. 30 p. m.

General R. E. LEE, Patersburg, Va.:

All troops have left Chester. I will leave here to-morrow morning to join General Johnston at or about Raleigh.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 12, 1865-12. 30 p. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, Raleigh, N. C.:

All troops have left Chester. I will leave here to-morrow morning to join you.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 12, 1865.

Major E. WILLIS,

Chief Quartermaster, Salisbury, N. C.:

In view of difficulty to procure cars, General Bearuegard will leave here to-morrow at 9 a. m. with only two aides, two couriers, and seven horses.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

GOLDSBOROUGH, March 12, 1865.

Surg. P. E. HINES,

Medical Director, Raleigh, N. C.:

Dispatch received. Orders already given to move patients and stores from Wilson as soon as more urgent matters permit.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.