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to operate on the north side of New Berne road. Should you desire any change in this please order it and send me copy of your instructions.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, March 27, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel A. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: Catp. J. C. Winder, Engineer Corps, has a very small force of engineer troops and a few laborers and can be employed to advantage in repair of roads and bridges. If General Johnston can spare them would be pleased to have them ordered to report to me again.

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

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General.

CHESTER, March 27, 1866.

General BEAUREGARD:

I have crossed nearly all my infantry over Broad River. Will get all wagons with me across to-morrow. Will send one division to Rockville, on Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad, to-morrow; will move the other toward Charlotte the next day.

S. D. LEE,

Lieutenant-General.

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

Major General HOWELL COBB, Macon:

Assume command of the Department of Northern Georgia-that formerly commanded by Genearl Hood. Nobody has the right to direct impressments of railroad iron except department commander. Assume command of General Wofford and his troops, and send such of them as belong here or in Virginia immediately to their commands in organized bodied.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 12.

Near Smithfield, N. C., March 27, 1865.

I. Major General Howell Cobb will assume command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia, lately commanded by General Hood. By command of General Johnston:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, &C.,

Near Smithfield, N. C., March 27, 1865.

Surg. J. H. ERSKINE,

Medical Director:

DOCTOR: General Johnston directs me to inform you that there are forty-five of our wounded at the house of Mr. Harper, in the neighbor-