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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NOR5TH CAROLINA,

In the Field, March 20, 1865 - 6 p. m.

Memorandum of telegram in reply to Colonel Pool's telegram of 20th, 12. 15 p. m., viz: Ordering Whitford infantry and artillery to Turner's Bridge at once, and thence to join us south of Bentonville; the artillery by order at Bentonville. Destroy all bridges on Neuse. Cavalry to continue to hold enemy in observation, and report.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 20, 1865.

General P. M. B. YOUNG,

Augusta, GA.:

Stragglers and deserters are reported numerous between Columbia and Augusta and Branchville. Arrest and send them forward.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 20, 1865.

Major R. J. ECHOLS,

Quartermaster, Charlotte:

Be prepared to ship throughn to this place by rail all troops arriving at Chester or any other point. Call upon presidents of railroads to render you every assistance.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[MARCH 21, 1865. - For Lee to Breckinridge, relating to operations in North Carolin, &c., see Part I, p. 1046.]

[MARCH 21, 1865. - For Johnston to Lee, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 1055.]

RALEIGH, N. C., March 21, 1865 - 3 p. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Near Bentonville, N. C.:

(Via Smithfield.)

Brigadier-General Robertson expects his cavalry brigade here to-day. Where shall it be ordered to? I hope Lee will soon be at Chester. Whom will you send to Augusta, McLaws or Wright?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 21, 1865 - 9 a. m.

Major General A. ELZEY,

Augusta, Ga.:

General Johnston orders you establish your headquarters at Macfon, collecting there all light batteries not required for defense of Augusta, equipping them for the field soon as practicable. General Cobb's command remains as heretofore.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.