War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0520 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Raleigh, N. C., May 17, 1865.

Honorable C. A. DANA,

Assistant Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: By direction of Major-General Halleck I send to you the records of the late rebel War Department found at Charlotte. I was informed of their being at that place by General Johnston, soon after the surrender of his army, and sent an officer of my staff to take charge of them and bring them to this place. A few of the boxes had been broken open, and the contents, principally flags, scattered about. Doubtless some of them have been carried away. All that remained were carefully collected and replaced in the boxes where they seemed to belong. I inclose an invoice of the boxes. They are in charge of Captain N. P. Stockwell, One hundred and third Ohio Volunteers, who is the bearer of this letter.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.]

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Raleigh, N. C., May 17, 1865.

Invoice of the archives of the late Confederate War Department, as received from General Johnston at Charlotte, N. C., on the 13th day of May, 1865: Five boxes, marked Letters received; 3 boxes, marked Certificates of disability; 13 boxes, marked Adjutant and Inspector General's Office; 5 boxes, marked Captured flags; 1 box, marked Boods and papers, General Lee's headquarters; 1 box, marked Official reports of battles; 1 box, marked Provost-marshal; 1 box, marked Lieutenant Blackford, C. S. Engineers; 1 box, marked Colonel John Withers, C. S. Army; 3 boxes, marked Dept. Office; 7 boxes, contents unknown; 11 boxes, marked War Department, C. S. A. ; 21 boxes, marked Regimental rolls; 1 box, marked Signal glasses; 6 boxes, marked Miscellaneous papers.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA, ARMY OF THE OHIO,

Raleigh, May 17, 1865.

Major-General HALLECK,

Richmond, Va.:

I have recovered a large amount of the machinery which was stolen from the Harper's Ferry Arsenal in 1861 and removed from the Fayetteville Arsenal before General Sherman arrived there last March. Where shall I send it?

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

RICHMOND, May 17, 1865.

(Received 1 p. m.)

Brigadier-General DYER, Chief of Ordnance:

General Schofield has a large amount of the machinery stolen from Harper's Ferry in 1861, and wishers instructions in regard to its disposition.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.