War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1448 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DDEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Bentonville, March 21, 1865.

Governor Z. B. VANCE,

Raleigh, N. C.:

As soon as you can spare the detachment Sixth North Carolina Cavalry please order them to rejoin regiment near Goldsborough.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

HEADQUARTERS McLAWS' DIVISION,

March 21, 1865.

General B. BRAGG:

Colonel Prather, commanding the cavalry in my front, reports the enemy passing to my left. I am extending a line of skirmishers to the left to meet the movement. At the time Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon was at my headquarters the movement had not been reported, Colonel Prather having just gone in.

Very respectfully,

L. McLAWS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

In the Field, March 21, 1865 - 6. 30 a. m.

Colonel S. D. POOL,

Goldsborough:

When forced to evacuate retire up Weldon road. Forward to Colonel Lipscomb following directions: He will assume command of all cavalry; maintain his position in front Goldsborough till forced back by numbers; will have north side Neuse picketed to Cox's Bridge. When obliged to leave Goldsborough cross Little River, destroying bridges in his rear and hold that line, establishing a telegraph office there.

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 21, 1865.

Brigadier General B. T. JOHNSON,

Salisbury, N. C.:

Much suffering among the sick and wounded soldiers for want of hospital accomodations is reported at your post. Have necessary arrangements made immediately to relieve their wants and sufferings.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 21, 1865.

Captain THOMAS R. SHARP,

Assistant Quartermaster, salisbury:

All horses must march through,, except those of officers belonging to the infantry, who are with their proper commands.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.