War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0503 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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GOLDSBOROUGH, March 14, 1862.

Governor H. T. CLARK,

Raleigh, N. C.:

Fifty-five rifles were given to Captain Atwell, Twentieth North Carolina, for temporary use at New Berne. When will the troops from Raleigh arrive? They should come as soon as possible.

R. C. GATLIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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GOLDSBOROUGH, March 14, 1862.

Brigadier General J. R. ANDERSON,

Wilmington, N. C.:

Clingman's and Radcliffe's regiments have been ordered to New Berne. Please ascertain at what time they may be expected here, and expedite them as much as possible.

R. C. GATLIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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GOLDSBOROUGH, March 14, 1862.

General J. R. ANDERSON,

Wilmington:

New Berne fell into the hands of the enemy about 11 o'clock this morning. The forces are retreating in this direction. I am confined to my room and desire you to come up in the morning train.

R. C. GATLIN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE PENINSULA,

Yorktown, March 15, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant-General, Richmond:

SIR: I have the honor to request that martial law be extended over the county of James City, which is omitted in the proclamation of the President. Jamestown Island and Williamsburg, in that county, being important commands in my department, and martial law operatin only upon a portion of the later, as it is situated in York and James City counties, and great disorder is represented to be at times caused by the sale there of spirituous liquors, the good of the service requires that they should be subject to martial law.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

J. BANKHEAD MAGRUDER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Goldsborough, March 15, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward herewith Brigadier General L. O'B. Branch's report of the engagement at New Berne.* You will perceive

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*See VOL. IX, p. 240.

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