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WAR OF THE REBELLION:
A COMPILATION OF THE
UNION AND CONFEDERATE ARMIES.
PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
The Hon. DANIEL S. LAMONT, Secretary of War,
MAJ. GEORGE B. DAVIS, U. S. A.,
Board of Publication.
SERIES I–VOLUME XLVII—IN THREE PARTS.
PART III-CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE,
CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING
CITY POINT, VA., March 24, 1865. Hon. E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War: Richmond papers of to-day received. The following items are sent:
FROM NORTH CAROLINA.
There was a rumor on the streets yesterday that General Johnston had attacked Sherman in bis intrenchments at Bentonville and driven him out of them. We have received no official intelligence confirmatory of the rumor, and for this and other reasong doubt that there is foundation to it.
The Examiner says that the hotels of Richmond, some six or seven, are now reduced to two—the Spotswood and American. The scantiness of the markets and the high prices of provisions have necessitated the closing of all save the two hotels named, whose proprietors are strugliug against the adverse circumstances of the times to keep their houses open.
U. S. GRANT,
WASHINGTON, D. C., March 24, 1865—3.50 p. m. Lieutenant-General GRANT,
City Point: Whereabouts of Cruft's command uot known.t Have telegraphed to General Allen for information. Colonel Parsons has gone West to attend to it. Railroads in bad condition.
H. W. HALLECK, Major-General and Chief of Staff
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Goldsborough, N. C., March 24, 1865. Lieut. Gen. U.S. GRANT,
City Point, Va.: GENERAL: I have kept Lieutenant Dunn over to-day that I might report further. All the army is now in save the cavalry, which I have posted at Mount Olive Station south of the Neuse, and General Terry's * For Correspondence, etc., from January 1, 1865, to March 23, 1865, see Part II. + See Grant to Halleck, Part II, p. 969,