War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0723 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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GREENSBOROUGH, March 30, 1865.

Mr. W. H. CLARKE,

Superintendent Telegraph, Richmond, Va.:

Stoneman with force 4,000 strong, was reported at Patterson's Factory, on Yadkin River west of Salisbury, last night. This morning at 9. 30 o'clock lost current from Charlotte; supposed have struck road below Salisbury, making way for this point. We have no force to meet them this side.

EVANS,

Operator.

GREENSBOROUGH, March 30, 1865.

Lieutenant-General HOLMES:

Colonel Hoke telegraphs that movement reported yesterday is a "Tory raid in force. " Enemy no further.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, March 30, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER'S AT HILLSBOROUGH, N. C.:

Have a battery of artillery ready for transportation by rail to Salisbury, N. C., to meet of the enemy. Transportation is ordered and the troops should be at the depot so that no time may be lost.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

RALEIGH, March 30, 1865.

Colonel McALISTER,

Ashborhough via High Point:

Proceed immediately to Salisbury with all your force to aid in repelling attack of enemy.

(Send by courier.)

BRAXTON BRAGG.

RALEIGH, March 30, 1865.

General B. T. JOHNSTON,

Salisbury:

Colonel Hoke reports a column of 3,000 of the enemy moving east in Caldwell County. You must assemble all forces in your vicinity to meet it. Governor Vance will send all his disposable force, and I shall collect and forward all detachments, including a battery of artillery. You will assume command of the whole and make all disposition to defeat the enemy's purpose. Should any troops be passing, you will call on them for temporary assistance. Keep me fully advised.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

RALEIGH, March 30, 1865-5 p. m.

General B. T. JOHNSON,

Salisbury, N. C.:

By my dispatch of this morning you will see what is being done. General Johnston has been requested to halt troops with you. Consult the commander and advise his delay. Keep me advised and give the hour in your future dispatches.

BRAXTON BRAGG.