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RALEIGH, N. C., March 18, 1865.

Captain THOMAS R. SHARP,

Assistant Quartermaster, Salisbury:

Hawkins, president of Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, will not be able to assist you. Communicate with Captain Robinson at this place.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., 19, 1865 - 1 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield:

Train just left with ammunition called for.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

In the Field, March 19, 1865 - 1. 30 p. m. (Received 2 p. m.)

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Commanding;

GENERAL: General Stewart desires me to say that the enemy attacked the right and center of our line at 12. 45 p. m. and were easily repulsed. The heaviest attack was made on Stovall's brigade.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. F. SEVIER,

Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General.

Abstract from tri-monhtly return of Clayton's division, Lee's corps, Major General Henry D. Clayton, C. S. Army, commanding, for March 19, 1865.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Effective Aggregate Aggregate

total present. present

present. and

absent.

(a)

General and 4 . . . . . . 4 8

staff.

Stovall's 35 363 341 474 2,194

brigade.

Baker's 48 455 438 605 2,243

brigade.

Jackson 7 121 108 174 3,014

brigade.

Total 94 939 887 1,257 7,459

division.

a Ninety-nine officers and 1,641 men, prisoners of war, all included in aggregate present and absent.

H. D. CLAYTON,

Major-General.

ON ROAD, March 19, 1865 - 12. 45 p. m.

(Received 1,45 p. m.)

General JOHNSTON:

GENERAL: With one regiment I am trying to get to Wheeler, or on the flank of the enemy. Butler is on the road behind you, and a