War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0727 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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

General S. D. LEE,

Chester, S. C.:

Repair forthwith will all dispasable forces to Salisbury, for its defense and that of such other places as may be threatened by Stoneman's raiders, now at Wikesborough.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., March 31, 1865-12. 30 p. m.

Lieutenant General S. D. LEE,

Chester, S. C.:

Should Stoneman learn that there are troops at Salisbury he will probably move on Greensborough. Be prepared to meet him there also, soon as practicable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Richmond, Va.:

Will telegraph General Cobb as requested, provided other iron can not be had as soon.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Richmond, Va.:

General Cobb reports to-day from Macon that difficulty with Brunswick road adjusted, and perhaps progressing rapidly.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

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

Major General HOWELL COBB,

Macon, Ga.:

If other iron cannot be had as soon as from the Macon and Brunswick road, latter's iron must be impressed. Time is precious.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Major W. F. AYER,

Quartermaster, Chester, S. C.:

Route indicated by you from Chester to Smithfield is safe at present, but from Carthage to Raleigh might be more safe one week hence. Look to forage, bridges, and ferries.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.