OR, Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 2, Page 1334

Fayetteville, March 6, 1865 -- 10 pm
General Bragg
   General Johnston desires you will call the troops at Smithfield down to Goldsborough. Orders will be sent to those passing Raleigh to go to Goldsborough. As these troops are required against Sherman also, they can only leave Goldsborough for a few hours for an impending fight.
Archer Anderson
Assistant Adjutant-General


Headquarters Department of North Carolina
Goldsborough, March 7, 1865 -- 12:20 am
   The commanding officer of troops at Smithfield will, in compliance with the above instructions, proceed by rail with his command to Kinston, N. C., as soon as transportation, which is ordered, will be furnished. Prompt action must be taken. {All points mentioned were on the North Carolina RR except Kinston, which was on the Atlantic & North Carolina RR}
By order of General Bragg
Francis S. Parker
Major and Aide-de-Camp