War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0725 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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RALEIGH, N. C., March 31, 1865-10. 30 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Near Smithfield, N. C.:

Mr. Shober telegraphed yesterday as follows from Salisbury to Governor Vance, who says he is entirely reliable;

Reported raid all bosh. Special engine just in from and scouts report that excitement grew out of a foray by hand of tories and deserters at Patterson's Factory.

I will await here further developments.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., March 31, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

Brigadier General Bradley T. Johnson reports that Stoneman, with cavalry, is moving on railroad. You had better stop troops at Greensborough and Salisbury for the present. It would be well for you to go as far as Greensborough. Hurry up Ferguson coming from South Carolina.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 31, 1865-11. 30 a. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Near Smitfield, N. C.:

Since my telegram sending Governor Vance's information I have received copy of telegram from General B. T. Johnson to General Bragg, and have given necessary orders to General Lee. I will leave for Salisbury to-night if practicable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 31, 1865-12 m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Near Smitfield, N. C.:

Would it not be advisable to have some cavalry to operate against Stoneman? Could not some be sent by Hampton to Greensborough as soon as possible?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 31, 1865. -3 p. m.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Near Springfield:

Major Eustis has just arrived at Chester, where he is watching movement of troops and repairs of railroad. Will send him as soon as he can be spared.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 31, 1865.

Colonel A. J. GONZALES,

Hillsborough:

Independent of the battery ordered by General Bragg to Salisbury, you will send the one ordered this morning, and if there be any troops