War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0788 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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RALEIGH, April 11, 1865-1. 30 p. m.

His Excellency JEFF'N DAVIS,

Greensborough:

Your dispatch received. Our infantry and artillery will be here to-night. Please order if I shall go to Greensborough. The enemy are beyond Neuse River, in direction of Goldsborough. I am not indispensable here.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

GREENSBOROUGH, N. C. April 11, 1865-3. 30 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Headquarters:

The enemy's cavalry in small force this morning cut the Danville railroad ten miles from here, and, as reported, moved eastwardly. Lest communication should be lost, I telegraph to say that General Beauregard proposes, after General Walker shall join him, which will be ordered to commence forthwith, to unite with you at the Yadkin, in front of Salisbury. And this seems to me to be the most easy method, if pursued, of effecting the proposed junction.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

GREENSBOROUGH, April 11, 1865-4. 30 p. m.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Headquarters, via Raleigh:

Dispatch of 1. 30 p. m. received. Secretary of War has not arrived. To save time and have all information it is probably bettery that you come here. In that event you will give the needful instructions to your second in command, and, if circumstances warrant, suspend the movement suggested in dispatch of 3. 30 p. m. for a time, which will enable you to communicate from here with that officer, or to indicate that the line has been broken by enemy, so as to interrupt communication.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

RALEIGH, April 11, 1865-5 p. m.

His Excellency JEFF'N DAVIS:

In your dispatch of 4. 30 p. m. you refer to a dispatch of 3. 30 p. m. The latter has not been received.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, April 11, 1865-6 p. m.

His Excellency JEFF'N DAVIS:

Your dispatch of 3. 30 p. m. received. I will report at Greensborough as soon as practicable.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

RALEIGH, April 11, 1865- 10 a. m.

General BEAUREGARD,

Greensborough:

General Johnston was this morning fourteen miles from here, moving this way. He will send you this evening 1,000 infantry by rail. Colonel Clarke is sent with pioneers to make railroad bridges over