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HEADQUARTERS CONNER'S BRIGADE,

March 30, 1865.

Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: The officer sent out yesterday in charge of the detail to the Neuse River to collect boats, &c., returned last night and reported that he collected six bateux together and left them under guard, as directed, at the railroad bridge.

Very respectfully, &c.,

J. D. KENNEDY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY,

March 30, 1865.

General WHEELER, Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: General Hampton directs me to say that there should be a picket on a country road leading across the swamp from near this place. If you will send a small picket to report to these headquarters, General Hampton will direct them where to go.

Very respectfully,

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY,

March 30, 1865.

Major General J. WHEELER, Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: Mr. Person had called here at the request of certain citizens of this vicinity to request that they may be allowed to retain a sufficient amount of provisions, corn, &c., to subsist their families. General Hampton has directed him to make his statements to you, and requests that you will the citizens whom he represents such protection as the circumstances of the case may call for.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. B. McCLELLAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Major General P. M. B. YOUNG, Augusta:

You do not mention Ferguson's brigade. Has it marched? Where is it probably, to-day? Your command is limited to South Carolina, General Fry commands at Augusta.

By order of General Johnston:

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

General J. E. JOHNSTON, Smithfield:

Special instructions will be sent to Lipscomb, though his general orders included the county named.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

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