January 9, 1863.—At 4 o'clock on the afternoon of to-day orders came directing us to proceed at once to the depot of the Northeastern railroad and again take the cars for Wilmington.
Some demonstrations made by the enemy on the North Carolina coast had created the impression that Wilmington was in danger.
We got off during the night, and had another slow and tedious trip.
The train stopped for hours owing to defective engines.
One stoppage was near the plantation of Mr. Wm. M. monton having been again put in charge of a portion of the line of fortifications.
During the month the army intended for operations along the coast of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida was considerably reinforced.
Clingman's Brigade of North Carolina troops was added to the force on James Island.
It seemed to be the settled belief of the Confederate authorities that very active operations would be commenced against Charleston.
On the 18th General Beauregard issued another proclamation d
Correspondence between Governor Vance, of North Carolina, and President Jefferson Davis.
[General Sherman's friends, iposition.
The following are worth preserving:]
State of North Carolina, Executive Department, Raleigh, N. C., December 30eful consideration of all the sources of discontent in North Carolina, I have concluded that it will be perhaps impossible tuary 8, 1864. His Excellency, Z. B. Vance, Governor of North Carolina, Raleigh, N. C.:
dear Sir,—I have received your letr the purpose of removing the sources of discontent in North Carolina.
The contents of the letter are substantially the samcause at heart can desire this, and the good people of North Carolina would be the last to approve of such an attempt, if awf fact the slaves of our own negroes?
Can there be in North Carolina one citizen so fallen beneath the dignity of his ances
I fear much from the tenor of the news I receive from North Carolina, that an attempt will be made by some bad men to inaug