War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0754 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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RALEIGH, April 4, 1865-10. 30 p. m.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Greensborough, N. C.:

General Johston telegraphs to halt my command here for further information. Shall I move at once to Danville, as directed in your dispatch?

J. WHEELER.

GREENSBOROUGH, N. C., April 4, 1865.

General BRADLEY T. JOHNSON,

Salisbury, N. C.:

Retain one-half of Leventhorpe's command to protect Salisbury and Yadkin bridge. Send the other half up the road and distribute them at High Point and Lexington to protect those points and arrest deserters. Trains will be sent. Have them ready to move.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, April 4, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Smithfield:

COLONEL: There are several batteries of light artillery belonging to my command, now encamped near Smithfield, which are not available for any efficient service in the field. They havefine horses and good men, but only 6-pounder guns and 12-pounder howitzers. As now situated, they are only an expense and source to consume supplies needed for the other troops. It seems to me they should be made available at such a time.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General.

APRIL 4, 1865.

Command. Armed. Unarmed men. Effective

total.

Stewart's 915 20 935

corps. .

Lee's corps. . 3,427 220 3,647

Cheatham's 2,231 47 2,278

corps. .

Hoke's 3,714 412 4,126

division. .

McLaws' 2,525 438 2,963

division. .

Taliaferro's 1,590 225 1,815

division. .

Total. . 14,402 1,362 15,764

Amount on hand, 113 rounds for caliber . 54 rifles, 79 rounds for caliber . 58 rifles, 73 rounds for caliber . 69 muskets. A sufficient supply of small-arm ammunition at Raleigh to fill the ammunition wagons to their