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tary district under a major-general, reporting direct to you, with such subdivisions in each as may be found necessary, under carefully selected officers.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 27, 1865.

General BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

Under what authority were French's division and Gibson's and Holtzclaw's brigades left at Mobile and Brantly's and Sharp's brigade in Mississippi? If they are there by your authority and not absolutely required, please order them to rejoin their corps.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 27, 1865-4. 15 p. m.

General JOSEPH E. JONSTON,

Near Smithfield, N. C.:

For information relative to troops of Army of Tennessee left in Mississippi, see my indorsement of March 5 on Major-General Stevenson's letter of February 27. * Sharp's and Brantly's brigades must be with Lee's forces now on their way to join you.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 27, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel ALFRED ROMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, &Cc., Augusta, Ga.:

Send unarmed troops rapidly as possible, properly organized. Subsistence will be collected soon as practicable at Newberry or Alston, on Broad River, thence troops mus march to Black Stocks or Winnsborough. Major McCrady, at Charlotte, will keep you advised of condition of Charlotte railroad and of bridge at Alston. Where is Major Eustis?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGHT, N. C., March 27, 1865.

Major JOHN McCRADY,

Charlotte, N. C.:

What progress have you made in the repair of railroad? Reports as ordered.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 27, 1865.

Captain J. M. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Chester:

Direct Captain Wigg, assistant commissary of subsistence at Spartanburg, to place at Newberry or Alston 10,000 ration for troops on

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* See Part II, p. 1285.

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