War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0855 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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GREENSBOROUGH, April 29, 1865.

Major JULIAN MITCHELL,

Chester, S. C.:

A regiment of cavalry has been ordered as gaurd to Chester fromConcord.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistan Adjutant- General.

GREENSBOROUGH, April 29, 1865.

Major NORMAN W. SMITH,

Augusta, Ga.:

General Johnsto directs me to inform yu that the 400 wagons of the Army of Tennessee, left in your cahrtge for trasportation of supplies, are subject to his orders alone, and must be disposed of as he directs. You will not obey any orders as to their dsposal received fromany other source. Answer immediately.

M. B. McMICKEN,

Chief Quartermaster.

GREENSBOROUGH, April 29, 1865.

D. S. WATSON,

August;

As an officer of navy, you can occept conditions of General Johnston's convention, as Navey is doing here, by calling on Geenrl Lovell at Columbia with tis. Nothing fromRichmond. I go there in few days. Epect yu there soon.

ARCHER ANDERSON.

OPERATOR:

Please let me know by next courier whether my disatch to Richmond, care of Chief Operator O'Brien, Raleigh, was sent.

A. A.

GREENSBOROUGH, April 30, 1865.

His Excellencey JOSEPH E. BROWN,

Augusta, Ga.:

The disasterin VIrginia, the capture by the enemy of all our work- shops for the prep0aration of ammunition and reairing arms, the impossibility of recruiting our little army, opposed by more then ten times its nuvmer, or of su; ; ouing it except by robbing our own citizens, destroyed all hope of successful war. I have, therfore, made a military convention with General Sheman to teminate hostilities in North and Suth Carolina, Geaorgia, and Florida. I made this convention to spare the blood of the gallant little army committed to me, to prevent further sufferings of our people by the devastation and ruin inevitable from the marches of invading armies, and to awoid the crime of waging hopless war.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

(Same to A. G. Magrath, Spartanburg, S. C., and John Milton, through Major-General McLaws, August, Ga.)