War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0718 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 30, 1865.

General R. E. LEE:

Brigadier General Bradley T. Johnston, Salisbury, reports information of a raid near Lenoir and says that you informed General Martin that it is Stoneman with 4,000 men. Have you any intelligence from that quarter?

J. E. JONSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 30, 1865-8. 15 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Near Smithfield, N. C.:

General Wigfall leaves here to-day by regular train to visit you.

Please send for him at depot.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 30, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

Brigadier General Bradley T. Johnston, at Salisbury, reports on the authority of Mr. Macial, formerly of Twenty-eight North Carolina, a raid reaching Lenoir at 8 a. m. yesterday. He supposes it Stoneman's party, 4,000 strong. Please communicate with General Johnson, an if necessary, go to the point to direct measures for meeting this expedition.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 30, 1865.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Near Smithfield, N. C.:

I have telegraphed General Lee at Chester to stop temporarily part of his forces at Salisbury, if necessary, to meet enemy from Lenoir. I'll go to Salisbury should enemy move in that direction.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 30, 1865.

General BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

Lee's troops can protect other railroad places as well as Salisbury. General Bragg can employ some troops also. Please confer with him.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 30, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

Following dispatch just received:

Can General Beauregard be spared for command of Western Virginia and East Tennessee? Would the duty be agreable to him?

R. E. LEE.

General Lee apprehends movements in that direction by Thomas.

J. E. JOHNSTON.