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military offices in Raleigh for officers and soldiers passing through on duty belonging to the army in the field, where no office hours are recognized or allowed. All offices will be kept open throughout this department from sunrise till 9 p. m., and during the night will be openedon a call for business. The officers in charge or an authorized subordinate will at all other hours of the twenty-four be present at the office, ready to attend to any emergent calls out of regular office hours. Officers at posts will be promptly held responsible, under charges, for violation of this order.

By order of General Bragg:

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, April 10, 1865.

Chiefs of the several staff departments will hold themselves in readiness to move at a few hours' notice. Forage, subsistence, &c., will be kept provided for a march to Charlotte, N. C.

By direction of Geneal Bragg;

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copies to Lieutenant Colonel G. T. Gordon, inspector -general; Major J. W. Cameron, chief quartermaster; Major S. V. Reid, chief commissary; Lieutenant - Colonel Oladowski, chief of ordnance; Surgeon Richardson, medical director; Captain McDonald, acting chief engineer.)

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Raleigh, April 10, 1865-2 p. m.

Colonel T. J. LIPSCOMB,

Commanding Second South Carolina Cavalry:

COLONEL: Following dispatch just received from General Johnston, this date, at Smithfield, viz:

General BRAGG:

Enemy has moved westwar. General Bake is ordered to Raleigh after removing trains.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

The general commanding directs that should you be clossed in by the movements, you will cross the Cape Fear.

Respectfully, &c.,

JOHN B. SALE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLUMBIA, April 10, 1865.

Honorable J. C. BRECKINRIDGE:

A raid burnt Sumterville this morning, moving on Camden and toward Chester and the supply trains. Another approaching from Charleston. No guns near; a cripped colonel, commandant. Can I be of service? I am ready for orderss. Troops might be sent from Charlotte to meet the movement on Chester. I can use a few militia here.

JOHN S. PRESTON,

Brigadier-General.

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