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COX'S HOUSE, March 28, 1865-8. 30 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel A. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to inform you that I will move my troops to-day to the north side of Little River. I will be found, probably, in the vicinity of Pikeville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WADE HAMPTON,

Lieutenant-General.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 28, 1865.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Scouts report two divisions of infantry and Kilpatrick's headquarters at Mount Olive, on Wilmington railroad; also two divisions mounted infantry from Virginia.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, March 28, 1865.

Colonel T. J. LIPSCOMB,

Commanding, &c.:

COLONEL: In reply to your letter of 26th instant the general commanding desires me to say that his orders place you and your command (two regiments and a battery) on important detached service, which he feels confident will be well performed and result in much annoyance and damage to the enemy. He hopes you will not be deverted, and shall not be with his consent.

Respectfully, &c.,

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, March 28, 1865.

Lieutenant General T. H. HOLMES,

Commanding Reserves, North Carolina:

GENERAL: Under the provisions of General Orders, No. -., February, 1865, I have ordered the two regiments of Senior Reserves under my orders to report to you for the purposes indicated in that order. These regiments are so reduced as to be of little service in the field, and can boubtless be employed to better advantage on this duty than in the field. I inclose you a copy of a report referred to me by General Johnston, giving information on this subject.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BRAXTON BRAGG.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General C. LEVENTHORPE,

Commanding Home Guard, &c.:

GENERAL: I inclose you a copy of a communication referred to me by General Johnston, suggesting the use of your command in the