WELDON, April 23, 1864.
General B. BRAGG,
General Corse telegraphs on 22nd as follows: "Gun-boat started this afternoon ans soon after grounded fast off the town. Water falling."
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
RICHMOND, VA., April 23, 1864.
Major General ROBERT F. HOKE:
(Via Rocky Mount, N. C.)
Accept my thanks and congratulations for the brilliant success which has attneded your attack and capture of Plymouth. Your are promoted to be a major-general from that date.
KINSTON, N. C., April 23, 1864-9.40.
Captain J. M. OTEY:
Scouts report that four transports with troops returned to New Berne Thursday night, supposed to be same which started to Plymouth. No fresh re-enforcements, though the people in New Berne are expecting them daily.
M. D. CORSE,
PETERSBURG, April 24, 1864.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector-General:
The two French men-of-war and two merchentmen at City Point have been ordered out of the river by General Butler, saying their convention terminated on the 23d. At the request of Captain Marivault, commanding squadron, I send him to Richmond to-night by special train.
G. E. PICKETT,
WELDON, April 24, 1864.
General BRAXTON BRAGG,
Commander-in-Chief, Richmond, va.:
General Whiting reports party of the enemy landed last night on coast and destroyed picket station. Large transport moving west about New River. Troops are sent from New Berne to Morehead City. He asks for one regiment in place of Seventeenth South Carolina, Evans' brigade, sent as guard to prisoners. He hasnow one of Martin's regiments. If some of the troops from Florida have returned to South Carolina, cannot Eighteenth South Carolina, Evan's brigade, be ordered from Charleston and Wilmington? I have no troops available to send to Whiting, all being now en route to operate against New Berne.
G. T. BEAUREGARD,