GREENSBOROUGH, May 20, 1865.
Cipher dispatch received and will be attended to at once.
LEXINGTON, May 20, 1865.
My scouting party cannot find any State records at Statesville, but learn nearly all were [at] Salisbury. Officer has gone there to search them up. Will telegraph you upon his return.
HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier CAV., DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Raleigh, N. C., May 20, 1865.
I have the honor to report for the information of the general commanding that I ordered Colonel Kerwin, commanding Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers, to send an officer and detachment of men in pursuit of the outlaws who committed the robbery of men and officers, heretofore reported, with orders that they pursue, overtake, and theat the same as outlaws. Captain O'Shea, with picked men, took their trail, following day and night, and at 2 a. m. 18th instant came up with their camp on the border of South Carolina. He surrounded their camp. The guerrillas were desperate characters, fought hotly, and asked no quarter. Not one of their number escaped the penalty of their crimes, and on their bodies and in their camp Captain O'Shea found the whole of the money, watches, and other property taken from our men and officers. I am happy to state that none of our men were killed in the fight, and but one wounded. It is believed this result will prove a warning to others and inspire confidence throughout the country.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THOMAS T. NEATH,
Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding Cavalry Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH,
Savannah, Ga., May 20, 1865.
Headquarters Department of the South:
Shall I permit goods in small quantities to go to Augusta when those wishing to carry them provide their own transportation?
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
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