's last detachment passed here last night. G. T. Beauregard.
In General Hagood's Memoirs of the Campaign of 1864—a certified copy of which is among General Beauregard's files—we find the following paragraphs:
Hagood's brigade commenced moving by rail on the night of the 28th April for Wilmington, where it was directed to report by letter to General Beauregard, whose headquarters were at Weldon.
The whole brigade, with its transportation, was not concentrated at Wilmington till the 4th May. * * * On the 5th May the brigade received orders to proceed by rail to Petersburg, its train to move by highway.
Owing to insufficient transportation it moved in fragments.
Lieutenant-Colonel Dargan was despatched, with seven companies of the 21st, on the 5th, early in the day. He was followed by Colonel Graham, with the remaining companies of that regiment and three companies of the 25th.
Next day (the 6th) General Hagood moved with the 27th regiment and the remaining companies of the