CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, SOUTHERN GEORGIA, AND EAST FLORIDA, FROM MARCH 24, 1865, TO JUNE 30, 1865*
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
CITY POINT, VA., March 24, 1865.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
Richmond papers of to- day recived. The following items are sent:
Ther was a rumor on the streets yesterday that Geenral Johnston had attacked Sheman in his intrenchments at Bentonville and drriven him out of them. We have received no official intelligence confimatory of the rumor, and for this and other reasons doubt that here is foundation to it.
The Examiner says that the hotels of Richmond, some ix or seven, are now refuced to two- the Spotswood and American. The sscantiness of the markets and the high prices of provisions have necessitatedthe closing of all save the two hotels named, whose proprietors are strugling against the adverse circumstnces of the times to keep their honses open.
U. S. GANT,
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 24, 1865- 3. 50 p. m.
Whereabuts of Cruft's command not known. + Have telegraphed to Geenral Allen for information. Colonel Parsons has gone West to attend to it. Railroads in bad condition.
H. W. HALLECK,
Major-General and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. MOKITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Goldsborough, N. C., March 24, 1865.
Lieutenant General U. S. GRNT,
City Point, Va. ;
GENERAL; I have kept LieutantnDunnover to- day that I might report further. All the army is now in save the cavlary, which I have posted at Mount Olive Station south of the Neuse, and General Terry's
*For Correspondence, etc., fromJanuary 1, 1865, to march 23, see part II.
+See Grant to Halleck, Part II, p. 969.