NCA, RRB 5/4/1862

Head Quarters Department N. C.
Goldsboro May 4th 1862
Special Orders
No. 100
IV. Mr. J. D. Whitford is charged with the duty of destroying all the cotton and naval stores on & near the Newbern Railroad {Atlantic & North Carolina RR} whenever they are in danger of falling into the hands of the enemy. Commanding officers are enjoined to afford Mr. Whitford every facility in their power, when it becomes necessary to execute this order.
By command of
Maj. Genl. Holmes
Archer Anderson
Asst. Adjt. Genl.