CONCROD, N. C., April 18, 1865.
Honorable J. C. BRECKINRDIGE:
(Care of General G. T. Beauregard, Greensborough, N. C.)
Yours received. Join me at Charlotte, N. C.
April 18, 1865.
General G. T. BEAUREGARD:
Please give the necessary instructions to carry me by train from Greensborough to Salisbury to-morrow morning.
JOHN C. BRECKINRDIGE,
Secretary of War.
GREENSBOROUGH, April 18, 1865-8 a. m.
General J. E. JOHNSTON,
Near Hillsborough, N. C.:
Should your negotiations terminate favorably let me suggest that you secure, if possible, the right to march our troops to their homes and there muster them duly out of service, depositing their regimental colors in their respective State capitols for preservation.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
New Salem, N. C., April 18, 1865.
A large number of my command deserted last night-some with horses-from the reserve artillery. I anticipate many more will go to-day and to-night.
W. J. HARDEE,
HEADQUARTERS ALLEN'S CAVALRY DIVISION,
In the Field, April 18, 1865.
Lieutenant M. G. HUDSON,
LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to inform you that the command is again rife with rumors of the surrender of the army, and that the infantry seem to have no doubt of the fact. If not deemed incompatible with the public interest, I would therefore respectfully ask to be informed whether or not the major-general commanding has received any official notice or other reliable information whether there is to be a surrender or not, and if so, what terms have been or may be agreed upon. This request is made in view of the fact that there are many faithful men and officers who think they should have the information, so that they may consult their own judgment whether to accept the terms or not; also in view oif the further fact that there are many young men, with no special ties in the country, who desire to be surrendered under no circumstances, and to follow the fortunes of those who will attempt to