War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0726 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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at Greensborough, it can be stopped at that point; otherwise it must go on to Salisbury. Communicate any orders given you by General Bragg.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General.

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

Colonel A. J. GONZALES,

Chief of Artillery, Hillsborough, N. C.:

Stoneman's raiders are reported at Wilkesborough, marching on Salisbury. From thence they may move on Greensborough and Hillsborough. Be prepared accordingly to move back your artillery to this place or Smithfield.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 31, 1865-11. 50 a. m.

Colonel A. J. GONZALES,

Chief of Artillery, Hillsborough:

Send a battery of Napoleons, fully equipped, to Salisbury immediately by rail to General Lee or officer commanding troops at that point.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Colonel A. J. GONZALES,

Chief of Artillery, Hillsborough, N. C.:

Besides two batteries ordered, hold another ready to move at moment's notice. Cars will be ordered when needed.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Colonel A. J. GONZALES,

Hillsborough, N. C.:

Orders for disposition of artillery are plain. One battery goes to Salisbury, another to Greensborough; but if there are no troops there it must go on to Salisbury to prevent capture. Third battery must be held ready to move at moment's notice. A tran will leave here in mornng for second battery.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Dr. SAM. CHOPPIN,

In Cars, from Chester, S. C., Greensborough and Salisbury, N. C.:

Await my arrival at Salisbury or Greensborough. Clerks and books may come on here.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.