War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0759 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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[Indorsement.]

APRIL 6, 1865.

This plan is approved with the exception of Colonel Lewis, who is prisoner and not now available. Send it and all the names of the company officers.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, April 5, 1865.

Lieutenant-General HAMPTON,

Boon Hill:

Press dispatch states Richmond was evacuated Sunday night. No official information yet. Be on the alert. Wheeler is ordered back.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., April 5, 1865-6. 30 a. m.

Major-General WHEELER,

Raleigh:

Return with your command.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., April 5, 1865-6. 30 a. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Raleigh:

We are great need of wagons. Please let us have all you can possibly spare, no matter how small the number.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, April 5, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield:

I have ordered thorough inspection of all information and will send any surplus.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

RALEIGH, April 5, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield:

Reports of officers concerned show no transportation here which can be spared, all supplies having to be collected from a distance in the country. The reports sent by mail.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, April 5, 1865.

Lieutenant General T. H. HOLMES,

Headquarters Reserves, North Carolina:

GENERAL: Inclosed please find papers received here this morning from headquarters Reserves of North Carolina in the cases of sundry