War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0839 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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at Hillsborough. We shall know the terms of the armistice to-morrow. On the night of the 11th [14th] President Lincoln was assassinated in the theater in Washington, and Mr. Seward stabbed in his own house. It is supposed he will die. We have had a very pleasant ride across the country. I have sent you frequent telegrams.

BURTON N. HARRISON.

Field return of effective strength, &c., April 24, 1865.

Infantry.

Command. Effective Total Aggregate

total. present. present.

Hardee's corps:

Cheatham's 1,727 2,414 2,733

division.

Brown's division. 1,527 2,102 2,273

Hoke's division. 2,102 2,760 3,138

Total corps. 5,356 7,276 8,144

Stewart's corps:

Loring's division. 1,980 2,627 2,841

Walthall's 2,102 2,747 2,952

division.

Anderson's 890 1,267 1,372

division.

Total corps. 4,972 6,650 7,165

Lee's corps:

Stevenson's 987 1,271 1,374

division a.

Hill's division. 1,931 2,442 2,634

Total corps. 2,918 3,713 4,008

Total army. 13,246 17,639 19,317

Artillery.

Command. Effective Total Aggregate

total. present. present.

Hardee's corps:

Cheatham's . . . . . . . . .

division.

Brown's division. . . . . . . . . .

Hoke's division. 184 194 206

Total corps. 184 194 206

Stewart's corps:

Loring's division. 164 194 206

Walthall's 162 194 205

division.

Anderson's 143 202 211

division.

Total corps. 469 590 622

Lee's corps:

Stevenson's

division a.

Hill's division.

89 110 114

Total corps. 89 110 114

Total army. 742 894 942

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a Pettus' brigade not included (at Salisbury).

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ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEAR GREENSBOROUGH, N. C., April 25, 1865.

GREENSBOROUGH, N. C., April 26, 1865-7 a. m.

General JOHN C. BRECKINRDIGE, Secretary of War:

I am going to meet General Sherman at the same place.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

NEAR GREENSBOROUGH, April 26, 1865-5 p. m.

General JOHNSTON,

(Care of General Butler, Hillsborough.)

Troops ordered to halt and encamp, by General Beauregard, at 1. 30 p. m., on receipt of General Butler's telegram to commanidng, officer, Danville. Stewart camps six miles from Greensborough toward Salisbury; Lee ahead of him.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.