War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0738 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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LEXINGTON, N. C., April 1, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

On arrival at Salisbury I find Stoneman will probably move on Greensborough or Danville. Have in consequence ordered Featherston's troops to Greensborough. Are there any at Danville. Shall I send some there?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, April 1, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD:

Your dispatch received. If you find Stoneman going toward Danville protect it if you can, as weel as Greensborough.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

HIGH POINT, N. C., April 1, 1865-9. 45 p. m.

General R. E. LEE,

Petersburg, Va.:

Have just returned from Salisbury. Not now threatened by enemy. Reported to be about Huntsville yesterday evenin, apparently moving on Greensborough, where I have ordered most of troops from Salisbury. Danville will probably be next point aimed at. Are there any troops there?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

(Same to General Joseph E. Johnston, Smithfield, N. C.)

RALEIGH, N. C., April 1, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Greensborough, N. C.:

The following just received:

SALISBURY, March 31, 1865.

General BEAUREGARD:

I have two brigades here. Expect one more by morning, and expect Johnston's battalion artillery here by morning. I will begin to fortify here at the bridge to-morrow. Scouts are scare and not very reliable, and their reports indicate a raid on Danville railroad by Stoneman or Grierson. One regiment of cavalry is expected heret to-morrow night.

W. S. FEATHERSTON,

Brigadier-General.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 1, 1865.

Major General P. M. B. YOUNG,

Augusta, Ga.:

General Beauregard directs me to inform you that General Johnston is the sole judge of the limits of subordinate command. The command of General Hill extended over Eastern and Southeastern Georgia, and western part of South Carolina to Branchville. Now it would extend to the coast.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.