War of the Rebellion: Serial 100 Page 0871 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDECNE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

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possible, in providing forage and subsistence for the army, by barter. Major McMicken has ordrs to dispose of the public property. Hold it subject to his instructions.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-Geenral.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 3, 1865.

Major ECHOLS, Charlotte:

If you have State teams General Johnston directs you turn them over to Colonel Hoke, for distrubution, as desired by Governor Vance, to citizens.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 3, 1865.

Brigadier General B. T. JOHNSON, Salisbury:

Geenral Johnston desires you will have the arms which have been turned in to Mr. Upshur, or other ordnance officer, immediately counted by him. Give such assistance as is required, and report number by telegraph as soon as possible.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 3, 1865.

Gernal R. S. RIPLEY, Chaester:

Impossible to send infantry. General Johnston orders you will keep cavalry guard to last possible moment. Send their horses off under a detail to a point where there is forage, and use remaining men as guards.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-Geenral.

GREENSBOROUGH, May 4, 1865- 12 m.

Lieutenatn-General HARDEE, Salisbury:

General Johnston is waiting for a car to be placed on the track to go by rail to Salisbury.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, N. C., May 4, 1865.

General B. T. JOHNSON:

General Johnston will be at Salisbury at 8 p. m. He wishes you to inform commandants of troops he wishes to see them.

M. B. McMICKEN,

Chief Quartermaster.

CHARLOTTE, May 4, 1865.

Colonel A. ANDERSON:

The number of officers and men belonging to this command alreaddy paroled is 2,759. The number to be parolded at Catawba bridge, 224.