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[Third indorsement.]

ARMY OF TENNESSEE, STEWART'S CORPS,

April 8, 1865.

Brigadier-General Shelley is still behind, and has with him, I am informed, 350 or 400 men of my division. Loring's men are all supposed to have come up.

E. C. WALTHALL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

April 8, 1865.

Lieutenant-General STEWART,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: General Shelley, with his brigade, was ordered to Danville several days ago. Do not wait for him; it may be a week or more before he joins the army. General Johnston wishes the reorganization commenced immediately and finished with all possible speed. Sherman will not give us much more rest.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. J. HARVIE,

Colonel and Inspector-General.

Please acknowledge receipt.

E. J. H.

BOON HILL, April 8, 1865.

General JOHNSTON:

Pickets report signal lights in Goldsborough to-night. Citizens think enemy will move to-morow or next day.

WADE HAMPTON,

Lieutenant-General.

BOON HILL, April 8, 1865-10 p. m.

General J. WHEELER:

Indications of a movement by enemy to-morrow. Be on the watch.

WADE HAMPTON,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

April 8, 1865.

General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: General Hampton directs me to say that he desires you, in case the enemy makes a movement in force toward Raleigh, either east or west of Little River, to notify General Baker and Majors Carrington and Moore, as previously directed, and to bring all the trains, &c., out of that section of country westwardly. He desires you to director General Baker to retin with him the squadron of the Sixth North Carolina Cavalry which is now operating with him. You will leave in front of the enemy advancing on your front only pickets and scouts to observe and report their movements, and will concentrate the main body of your command and move to form a junction with Butler's division between this place and Smithfield or Raleigh. Bring with you