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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS,

Near Smithfield, March 25, 1865.

No privilege or exemption from duty whatever will be granted to barefooted men merely on account of their being without shoes.

By order of General Johnston:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 25, 1865-10 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Captain Goodman reports from Chester that Lee's troops will not be there until 27th instant. Have telegraphed to hurry them forward.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 25, 1865-10 a. m.

Major E. WILLIS, Salisbury, N. C.:

Lee's troops will be at Chester on Monday next. Have cars there in time. The troops will continue marching along the railroad. The cars to take up the first they meet with.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 25, 1865.

Colonel DEL. KEMPER, Hillsborough:

Captain Higgins asks for forage. Cannot your quartermaster supply him? See that all commands are properly provided and supplied.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 25, 1865.

Colonel KEMPER,

Hillsborough, N. C.:

Colonel Parker may have requested you to guard bridges near you, which you will do whilst at present station. Otherwise he cannot order you. Communicate in writing. Give attention immediately to impressments and bridges.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 25, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel DEL. KEMPER,

Hillsborough, N. C.:

Order Major Pinckney to cease impressing stock, grain, and other supplies until his orders are approved by General Johnston. He should immediately draw in his agents and obtain his supplies from the proper department.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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