batteries now here of their caissons, I can, I think, make up a train of reserve caissons, twenty in number, six mules to the caisson. I cannot speak positively until Johnston's battalion arrives and its wants are known. The mules are in very fair order. To furnish drivers, one of the smaller companies will have to be broken up. Shall this be done? This section of country is pretty well eaten out, and forage and grain are had with great difficulty, and only from a long distance. A change of location is desirable. Please forward to me the instructions of the general on the points above as early as possible, and oblige,
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, Provisional Army, C. S.
Statement as to the condition of batteries belonging to Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Names of Numbe Number of Numb Number Number Number
batteries. r of men. er of of of
offic of caisson horses. mules.
ers. guns s.
C. E. 4 54 4 2 56 28
De Pass' 1 76 2 2 59 25
Guerard's 2 60 2 2 67 17
Schulz's 2 82 4 4 86 18
Barnewell' 1 60 4 3 66 19
Charles' 4 101 4 4 82 25
Wagener's 6 69 2 2 38 19
Gaillard's 4 57 4 4 54 30
Maxwell's 3 52 4 3 65 19
The above shows the condition of the batteries after all selections made from them to equip thsoe sent to the front.
Near Smithfield, N. C., April 10, 1865-12. 10 p. m.
General Johnston will go up on this side of the river, and be to-night near Battle Bridge. General Hardee, with one division, will march on the other side of the river. A telegraph office will e established at a point six or eight miles the other side of the railroad bridge over the Neuse.
Near Smithfield, N. C., April 10, 1865-3 p. m.
The army is moving toward Raleigh. One division on the other side of the river. Communicate with Lieutenant-General Hampton, and follow the infantry on the other side as he moves up on this.
By order of General Johnston: