OR, Series 1, Vol. 36, Part 3, Page 836

Wilmington, N. C.
May 26, 1864
Commanding Officers
Kenansville {just east of the Wilmington & Weldon RR}, Kinston {on the Atlantic & North Carolina RR, east of the Wilmington & Weldon RR], and Weldon
   By direction of General Bragg you will, by direction of the commanding general, stop all troops who may be passing you, providing, at the time of their passing, you have truly authentic information of the advance of raiders.
J. H. Hill
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General