War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1455 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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RALEIGH, N. C., March 23, 1865-11. 30 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Gaston railroad bridge is fllored for passage of artillery and wagons. An engineer is required to direct construction of approached thereto. Please order one soon as practicable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 23, 1865.

General S. T. BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

Stores not needed for immediate use should not be accumulated above the quantity that can be removed in two days. Rolling-stock you mention can still be used for General Lee's benefit, can it not?

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 23, 1865-10. 30 a. m.

Captain J. M. GOODMAN,

Assistant Quartermaster, Chester S. C.:

Have any of General Lee's troops arrivedyet at Chester? Ifso, send them on rapidly as possible.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 23, 1865-8. 20 a. m.

Brigadier General W. W. MACKALL,

Macon:

Brigadier-General Fry will arrange for the absentees, Army of Tennessee, arriving at Augusta.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RLEIGH, N. C., March 23, 1865-8. 20 a. m.

Major S. R. CHISMAN,

Greensborough:

Let animals march to Hillsborough. Stop artillery at that place. By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 23, 1865-2. 30 p. m.

Captain J. M. ROBINSON,

Raleigh:

Letter 18th to Colonel Otey received. Whenever you are informed that enemy is moving west from Goldsborough remove all trains mentioned west of Raleigh. You will have at least two days' time after notice.

ARCHER ANDERSON.