War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0792 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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RALEIGH, N. C., April 12, 1865.

President DAVIS:

A letter was sent by me to Sherman this morning requesting an interview. It was shown to General Hardee, and the subject-matter was mentioned to General Johnston yesterday. It is not my intention to do anything subversive of your prerogative or without consultation with yourself.

Z. B. VANCE.

APRIL 12, 1865.

[Governor Z. B. VANCE:]

I could not attribute to you such purpose as you disclaim, and your military experience and good judgment will render it unnecessary to explain why the commanding general cannot properly allow any intercourse with the enemy except under his authority and with his full knowledge and consent. Such was the purport of the instructions sent to General Hardee.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

GREENSBOROUGH, N. C., April 12, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel IVES,

Aide-de-Camp:

(Care of General Walker, Danville, Va.)

Special orders of this date relieves you as aide-de-camp to the President, and directs you to report for duty to General Gilmer, chief of corps of engineers.

S. C[OOPER].

HEADQUARTERS,

Raleigh, April 12, 1865-10 a. m.

Lieutenant-General STEWART,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Hardee directs that you send 250 men in the most expeditious way possible to guard the railroad bridge across the Haw River.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Raleigh, April 12, 1865-12. 15 p. m.

Lieutenant-General STEWART,

Commanding Corps:

GENERAL: General Hardee directs me to inform you that the order sending the 250 men to the Haw bridge is countermanded. The detachment has been sent per railroad from this point.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.