War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0868 OPRATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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SALISBURY, May 3, 1865.

Colonel A. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant- General, Greensborough:

COLONEL: Will my brigade march with Lee's corps when it leaves this place! I wish to do so.

E. W. PETTUS,

Brigadier- General.

GREENSOBOURH, May 3, 1865.

Brigadier- General PETTUS,

Salisbury, N. C.:

Your troops will join Lee as he passes. Leave a guard at Salisbury, to remain until arrival of Federal guard, to rejoin yu by rail.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 3, 1865.

General PETTUS,

Salisbury:

General Johnston directs, that you turn over to the ordnance officer at Salisbury, immediately, six- sevenths of your arms, accoutements, and ammunition; retaining one- sevent. Let your detachments turn over to the nearest post ordnance officer. Report execution by telegraph.

ARACHER ANDESON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Similar instructions to General Allen, Charlotte.)

SALISBURY, May 3, 1865.

Colonel A. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-Geneal, Greensborough:

COLONEL: Other commands retained one- fifth of arms. Cannot I retain same!

E. W. PETTUS,

Brigadier-General.

SALISBURY, May 3, 1865.

Colonel A. ANDESON,

Assistant Adjutant-Genreal, Greensborough:

COLONEL: I will turn over six- sevenths of my arms, &c., to Major Cary, ordnance officer here, as ordered.

E. W. PETTUS,

Brigadier-General.