War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0263 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

Search Civil War Official Records

Those now at Salisbury should be removed as rapidly as possible. The superintendent of the North Carolina Railroad assures me he can move all in few days.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 18, 1865.

Lieutenant General T. H. HOLMES, Raleigh, N. C.:

Send prisoners of war from South Carolina, not officers, to Wilmington for immediate exchange.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 18, 1865.

Colonel H. FORNO, Charlotte, N. C.:

Send the South Carolina prisoners to Wilmington, not officers, for exchange.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

COMPANY SHOPS, N. C., February 18, 1865.

General B. T. JOHNSON:

The War Department has directed the transfer to Richmond of all the enemy's prisoners now in this military department as rapidly as possible. You should allow nothing but the transportation of military stores. I have ordered every facility to be extended by the railroad.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

RICHMOND, February 18, 1865.

General BRADLEY T. JOHNSON:

All South Carolina prisoners of war, except officers, are to be exchanged at Wilmington. If any have arrived send them back.

W. M. GARDNER,

Brigadier-General.

CHARLOTTE, February 18, 1865.

General B. T. JOHNSON, Commanding Post:

I am here with the Federal officers prisoners. To whom shall I report? Colonel Forno and Colonel Hoke both give me orders, and I am placed in an open field, utterly impossible to guard with raw reserves.

E. GRISWOLD,

Major, Commanding.

CHARLOTTE, February 18, 1865.

General BRADLEY T. JOHNSON:

Surgeon Clopton, medical purveyor, here and has 200 tents, which he will furnish you upon order from Surgeon-General. Better telegraph for it at once.

R. J. ECHOLS,

Major, &c.