War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0269 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., February 19, 1865.

COMMANDANT AT SALISBURY, N. C.:

All able-bodied prisoners, whether officers or not, are to be delivered at Wilmington. Lieutenant-Colonel Hatch is en route to superintend. Do not send any to Richmond.

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, February 19, 1865.

General BRAXTON BRAGG, Raleigh:

I send my assistant, Captain Hatch, to Wilmington this evening to take charge of the delivery of Federal prisoners at that place. He will report to you on arrival. I will thank you to render him such assistance as is in your power.

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

RALEIGH, February 19, 1865.

General R. F. HOKE:

Prisoners are to be exchanged at Wilmington. Retain what you have and stop all who arrive.

B. BRAGG.

SALISBURY, February 19, 1865.

Honorable J. A. CAMPBELL, Assistant Secretary of War:

General Bragg ordered me to send all prisoners immediately to Richmond. Send me authority to take the transportation from Western North Carolina Railroad to assist in transporting them; also, authority to arm such Confederate convicts as are here and are proper to assist in guarding them.

BRADLEY T. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General.

SALISBURY, February 19, 1865.

Mr. THOMAS J. SUMNER, Company Shops:

I am ordered to remove all prisoners from here to Richmond at once. I have 400 waiting at the depot now. What transportation can you offer me and what arrangements can you make to take the Western Railroad transportation to take them to Greensborough?

BRADLEY T. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General.

RICHMOND, February 19, 1865.

Brigadier General BRADLEY T. JOHNSON:

Send all able-bodied prisoners of war, including officers, at Salisbury to Wilmington, to be delivered to the United States. All sick and Federal citizens will be sent to Richmond. Duplicate lists will be made