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Page 1076 Chapter LIX]OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

SNEEDS HousE, March 18, 18659.50 p. m. GENERAL: This house is five miles from Bentonville. My command is about a mile in rear. I shall start at 4 oclock, so as to reach Ben- tonville at an early hour in the morning. I did not reach camp till after dark,but if it be necessary I can start my command at an earlier hour. Major Poole, who will deliver this dispatch, will give you all the news respecting the enemy. Respectfully, W. J. HARDEE, Lieutenant- General. General JOHNSTON. EN ROUTE, March 22, 18653 p. m. GENERAL: I have McLaws on the road, which I learn from Captain Feilden, you intended the troops to take. Taliaferro on this wretched road, which I have been working on and pulling wagons through all the morning. If you have no objections I will continue with the wag- ons on this road and take Taliaferros divisioii with me. If you approve, please order McLaws forward from his present position at such time as you may judge fit. The road I am on is the road you traveled from Smithfield to Bentonville. Yery respectfully, W. J. HARDEE, Lieutenant- General. General JOHNSTON. The wagons on this road must go forward, as they cant be turned back. W. J. H. ADDENDA. HEADQUARTERS HARRISONS BRIGADE, February 3, 1865. CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the number of casualties in the detachmeiit from my brigade under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Bacon, Thirty-second Georgia Infantry, in the engagement of the 3d instant at Rivers Bridge: Command. Killed. wonnded. Missing. Total. 32d Georgia Infantry 5 27 10 42 47th Georgia Infantry 1 8 34 43 5th Georgia Reserves 1 8 1 10 Earles battery 1 1 2 Total 8 44 45 97 Very respectfully, your obedient servant, GEG. P. HARRISON, JR. Colonel, Commanding.

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