Major Ayer must turn over to Major Norman W. Smith, quartermaster, 400 wagons of Army of Tennessee, to be used as follows: one hundred from Black Stocks or Winnsborough to Alston, 200 from Abbeville to Washington, and 100 to collect supplies in Northwestern South Carolina. Order Major Ayer to send Major J. Blue Moore to report to General Johnston.
By command of General Beauregard:
JOHN M. OTEY,
RALEIGH, N. C., March 16, 1865.
General D. B. FRY,
(From Winnsborough by courier-line.)
Extend courier-line to Winnsborough, as ordered. Prompt action is needed. Couriers should make seven miles an hour.
By command of General Beuaregard:
JOHN M. OTEY,
CHARLOTTE, N. C., March 16, 1865.
Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,
Camden, S. C.:
GENERAL: General Beauregard directs that you move at once with your command to Raleigh, N. C., by the best and most direct route, avoiding Fayetteville, now occupied by the enemy. You will report to General Beauregard the route you follow.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
RALEIGH, N. C., March 16, 1865-7 p. m.
Major E. WILLIS,
Salisbury, N. C.:
You will send the horses referred to in your telegram of this date to Captain Robinson by dirt road to Greensborough, where they will take cars to Smithfield. Wagons, ambulances, and artillery must be taken off wheels and sent on by cars.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
Smithfield Town, March 16, 1865-6. 30 a. m.
Make a day's mardh in this direction, leaving a rear guard under your most competent officer to support the cavalry, which will remain to observe and keep enemy in check. Let engineer officers find roads leading across into the Fayetteville and Raleigh road. Inform General