War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0776 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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RALEIGH, N. C., April 9, 1865-5. 20 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Major Edmonston, inspector of field transportation, now at Greensborough, telegraphs as follows:

All my force is at work at present in Halifax County. Is it safe for them to remain there? If not, to what point shall they bring the animals they have collected?

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR SMITHFIELD, N. C., April 9, 1865-9. 15 p. m.

General BEAUREGARD,

Raleigh:

The President wishes you to come to Danville immediately. Talk with him of general operations.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 9, 1865-9. 15 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Have just received a telegram from the President calling me to Danville. I will leave to-morrow and return soon as practicable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RALEIGH, N. C., April 9, 1865-10. 20 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Smithfield, N. C.:

Overtook Bridges' battery four miles from this place, on the Smithfield road, and stopped it.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

April 9, 1865-3 p. m.

Lieutenant-General STEWART,

Commanding Army of Tennessee:

GENERAL: General Johnston desires you will have all your wagons loaded as soon after reveille to-morrow as the men get their breaksfasts.

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

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BOON HILL, April 9, 1865-9 a. m.

Major General J. WHEELER:

Order all wagons belonging to this army, now collecting supplies, to move immediately westward as far as Raleigh and Gaston Railroad.

WADE HAMPTON,

Lieutenant-General.