r Raleigh if not received by the enemy at Wilmington.
Should the enemy move towards Georgetown, you should endeavor to co-operate with the cavalry to press on his flanks and rear.
Under present circumstances no instructions will be sent to await your arrival at Wadesboroa.
The most energetic measures should be taken by the military and civil authorities to obstruct all roads on which the enemy is likely to move, using, freely, torpedoes to prevent the removal of these obstructions.
Mr. Frazer Mathews knows how to lay these torpedoes to the best advantage.
The bridge on Rocky River should be rebuilt.
Respectfully, your obedient servant, G. T. Beauregard.
Headquarters, Military division of the West, Charlotte, N. C., March 6th, 1865. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Rockingham, via Troy:
General,—I have just received a copy of your telegram of the 4th inst., from Rockingham to General Johnston, who is on his way to Fayetteville.
You should have followed the instructio