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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF BEAUFORT,

New Berne, N. C., May 8, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER AT FORT MACON:

You will immediately make every preparation to prevent the entracen of the rebel steamer Stonewall into the harbor of Beaufort. Ammunition should be in readiness and the guns continually manned.

By order of General Schofield:

I. N. PALMER

Brigadier-General.

(Same to commanding officer Morehead City.)

CHARLOTTE, May 8, 1865.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

GENERAL: It has jut been reported to me that the archives of the War Department of the Confederate States are here. As they will furnish valuable materials for history, I am anxious for their preservation, and doubt not that you are too. For that object I am ready to deliver them to the officer you may direct to receive them.

Most respectfully, your obedient servnat,

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General, C. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., May 8, 1865.

Major C. W. THOMAS,

Chief Quartermaster Dept. of the South, Hilton Head, S. C.:

MAJOR: The major-general commanding directs that the steamers which brought the brigades from North Carolina to Savannah be sent to Fernandina to take the paroled Union prisoners from Jacksonville to Camp Parole, near Annapolis, Md. He also directs that you send a suitable steam-boat down to bring these men down from Jacksonville to the large steamers at Fernandina. The Saint Mary's, now used by General Vogdes on the Saint John's River, can also be employed, for this purpose if necessary. The Delaware, which is now there, is to be used in bringing the sick prisoners to the general hospital at this place as heretofore ordered.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

STEWART L. WOODFORD,

Colonel and Chief of Staff, Department of the South.

HILTON HEAD, S. C., May 8, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,

Commanding District:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs you to keep General Molineux's brigade at Savannah until further orders.

Very respectfully,

T. D. HODGES,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.