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that he has sent troops on several roads, all of which are to concentrate at Danville. The force which attached 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 movement.

J. T. WHEELER,

Colonel.

Brigadier-General Walker, at Danville, reports that Lynchburg has been occupied by enemy. He expects communication from General Lee in few hours. General Beauregard left this a. m. for Smithfield.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 9, 1865.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Colonel Wheeler reports from point fifteen miles of Henry Court-House that at dark on the 8th the enemy was still at the Court-House. During the day he was re-enforced by 800 men. They tell citizens they will advance on Danville in the morning.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 9, 1865-12. 30 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Colonel Rudler, commandant of the post at Columbia, reports 5,000 negroes have left Charleston for Georgetown, S. C., moving through Williamssburg, Sumter, and Kershaw Districts.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 9, 1865. -3. 35 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Order to stop light batteries received.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 9, 1865-4. 30 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Parker's and one other battery passed here yesterday. Bridges' battery passed to-day before your order was received.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.