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RALEIGH, N. C., April 8, 1865.

General B. T. JOHNSON,

Salisbury, N. C.:

Hold force ready to move at moment's notice, but do not send it until Kirk's movement is more fully developed.

G. T. BEAREGARD,

General.

TWELVE MILES EAST OF HENRY COURT-HOUSE,

April 8, 1865.

(Via Greensborough.)

General G. T. BEAUREGARD:

The enemy attacked me at 7 a. m. to-day; after a spirited fight, were repulsed with several lost on his side. Prisoners report Stoneman at Christiansburg, and say that he has sent troops on several roads, all of which are to concentrate at Danville. The force which attacked me was 800 strong. Our loss small. I am now on the pike between Henry Court-House and Danville. Have scouts watching enemy, and will report any movements.

J. T. WHEELER,

Colonel.

FIFTEEN MILES EAST OF HENRY COURT-HOUSE,

April 8, 1865.

(Via Greensborough.)

General G. T. BEAUREGARD:

At dark to-night the enemy was still in Henry Court-House. During the day he was re-enforced by about 800. They tell citizens that they will advance on Danville in the morning. As yet no buildings have been burned in town.

J. T. WHEELER,

Colonel.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 8, 1865.

Colonel WHEELER,

Commanding Regiment Cavalry, Danville, Va.:

General Walker has ordered to return your regiment its command soon as it can be dispensed with. Meanwhile, collect your detachments at Danville and Hillsborough.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 8, 1865.

Colonel A. J. GONZALES,

Chief of Artillery, Hillsborough, N. C.:

The battery left ready to move at moment's notice will no longer be required.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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