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RALEIGH, N. C., March 26, 1865-9. 30 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Signal corps of department is here unemployed. Shall it be ordered to you? Have you arms for part of Lee's force?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 26, 1865.

General BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

Send signal corps here. General Holmes has promised 2,000 arms for Army of Tennessee. Please get possession of them immediately, as he will go to Richmond to-morrow.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 26, 1865-12 m.

Lieutenant General S. D. LEE:

(Care of Captain Buck, assistant adjutant-general, at Fort Mills, Rock Hill, or Chester, S. C.)

Form Newberry you should have reached railroad at Black Stocks or Chester, where instructions were sent you. I will order cars to meet you at Catawba bridge. Troops must continue to march along railroad, and trains will take up the first they meet with. Major E. Willis, at Salisbury, my chief quartermaster, will attend to your transportation wants.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 26, 1865-12 m.

Major E. WILLIS,

Chief Quartermaster, Salisbury, N. C.:

General Lee telegraphed he will cross Broad River to-day at Pinckneyville and strike railroad at Catawba bridge. Have transportation ready and go there yourself, if necessary.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 26, 1865.

Colonel KEMPER,

Hillsborough:

Major Hooper cannot supply you with forage. If it cannot be otherwise obtained, let it be collected in the country or from little depots in vicinity. Major Pinckney should see that proper receipts are given.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 26, 1865.

Captain J. M. ROBINSON,

Raleigh:

General Johnston desires, simply is accordance with General Lee's request, to urge you to remove army supplies from Eastern North Car-