War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1412 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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RALEIGH, N. C., March 17, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE WILLIAM BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Charlotte, N. C.:

Important telegrams now at Winnesborough to go through to Augusta. Make arrangements to send them on immediately. Captain R. Ward has been put in charge of an independent line of couriers from Columbia to Winnsborough, and General Fry has been ordered to extend his line to Winnsborough. call on these officers for explanation of non-execution of orders.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 17, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE WILLIAMS BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Charlotte, N. C.:

Wagons referred to in dispatch of 15th should be turned over to Major Norman W. Smith, quartermaster, not Major W. H. Smith., commissary of subsistence. Please see to it.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 17, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE WILLIAMS BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Charlotte, N. C.:

Colonel Roman, Majors Bryan and Eustis will remain, respectively, at or about Augusta, Milledgeville, and Chester or Winnsborough, to inspect and direct movement of troops and supplies. Rest of staff, including yourself, will rejoin me whenever I may be.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 17, 1865 - 10. 30 a. m.

Lieutenant General S. D. LEE,

Augusta:

(Via Winnsborough and Courier-Line.)

You must hasten with your infantry as rapidly as possible, leaving, if practicable, the artillery, pontoon, and wagon trains to follow under escort of one brigade.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

March 17, 1865 - 7 p. m.

Colonel ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: On yesterday Major Edmonston turned over to me for my corps (before I was directed to take command of the Army of Tennessee) twelve wagons wagons and one cart. Two wagons were retained for corps headquarters, six were given to Loring's division, four wagons and the cart to Walthall's. I learn that Major Edmonston also turned over either thirteen or fourteen wagons to Hill's corps. These were