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RALEIGH, N. C., March 16, 1865-7 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Please issue the order putting me second in comamnd. I desire no other position at present, on account of my health.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 2.

Smithfield, N. C., March 16, 1865.

General G. T. Beauregard is announced as second in command of this army.

By order of General Johnston.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 6.

Smithfield, N. C., March 16, 1865.

I. Lieutenant General A. P. Stewart will assume command of the infantry and artillery of the Army of Tennessee.

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IV. Baker's brigade is assigned to Clayton's division.

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By order of General Johnston:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 16, 1865-7 a. m.

Colonel G. W. BRENT, Charlotte, N. C.:

Go to Chester to expedite movement of troops and trains to Smithfield. Colonel Waddy must report here. Procure telegrams of yesterday to Colonel Otey, and carry out instructions therein contianed. Enemy still at Fayetteville.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 16, 1865-7. 30 p. m.

Colonel GEORGE W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chester, or Charlotte:

Order Brigadier General B. H. Robertson, now near Camden, S. C., through several messengers, to move to this place with his command by the best and shortest route, avoiding Fayetteville. He must report what route he will follow, and move promptly.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 16, 1865-7. 30 p. m.

General S. D. LEE:

(Care of General B. D. Fry, Augusta, or on way. From Winnsborough by courier-line.)

General Johnston orders that you bring at most only one battalion of artillery, but all the caissons available. Rest must return to Macon.