War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0741 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., April 1, 1865.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Raleigh:

Colonel Lipscomb is reported with his regiment watching the Cape Fear River, twenty miles below Fayetteville. No enemy there, but Wilmington railroad in use by Federals to supply troops near Goldsborough. Could he not be more usefully employed against it? I suggest such orders.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, April 1, 1865.

Brigadier General L. S. BAKER,

Weldon:

Your dispatch referred to General Johnston. I have not a man at my disposal.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., April 2, 1865.

General R. E. LEE:

The preparations of the bridges was intended to interrupt use of boats only while being altered till bridges were required. I did not know that they transport for your army. Will of course countermand orders on the subject, and, should bridges be wanted, use yours.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

HEADQUARTERS,

April 2, 1865-9. 30 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON:

General Walker with all the reserve he can collect has been ordered to Danville.

R. E. LEE.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 18.

Near Smithfield, N. C, April 2, 1865.

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III. Major General J. C. Brown, Provisional Army, C. S., will report to Major-General Cheatham, commanding corps, for assignment to the command of a division.

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By command of General Johnston:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS

Numbers 11.

Smithfield, N. C., April 2, 1865.

The following instructions will be observed in the preparation of returns:

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3. In the infantry only "arms-bearing men," those who will carry muskets in an engagement and color bearers, will be counted in the