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RALEIGH, March 13, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Charlotte:

Following received, dated March 12, 8 p. m.:

Enemy crossed Cape Fear at Cedar Creek, Fayetteville, and Elliott's Ferry, seven miles above. I move up to cover all ferries above. Enemy's purpose not developed.

W. J. HARDEE.

If these crossings are in force a movement eastward is indicated. Hope to see you soon.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

SALISBURY, N. C., March 13, 1865.

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

Am here on my way to join you. Will leave here in a few minutes.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, March 13, 1865-7. 45 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

(Via Barbee's.)

If enemy has crossed in force Cedar Creek, seems to indicate movement eastwardly. Have you not parties west of river above? If not, scouts might be sent by ferries you hold.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

MACON, GA., March 13, 1865.

Major F. MOLLOY,

Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Montgomery, Ala.:

General Beauregard directs that I, and all his staff wagons and appurtenances, join him at Charlotte, N. C. Brent left for the field last Wednesday. I will leave next Friday.

J. B. EUSTIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major General M. L. Smith, Mobile.)

RALEIGH, March 13, 1865-5. 15 p. m.

Lieutenant-General STEWART, Smithfield:

Remain at Smithfield, and stop there all troops arriving from West. Acknowledge.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

March 13, 1865.

Major General D. H. HILL,

Commanding Lee's Corps:

The general commanding directs that you will put your command in motion at once and proceed to-night six or eight miles on the road to Smithfield. Further orders will be sent you there.

I am, general, &c.,

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.