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Object Name Telegram
Catalog Number 1936.059.00006
Date March 17, 1865
Scope & Content General Joseph E. Johnston to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, March 17, 1865

Physical Appearance: March 17, 1865 - General Joseph Eggleston Johnston at Smithfield, [North Carolina], to General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard - States enemy attacked Lieutenant General William J. Hardee yesterday, five miles south of Averasboro, repulsed each time. Estimates Hardee's loss at 400-500 with enemy POW estimate of 3,300. Requests Beauregard hurry General Stephen Dill Lee along and to have the commanding officer at Salisbury send transportation and artillery horses along the railroads. (Signed) J. E. Johnston. "No. 4" at the upper left corner, page 1.
Creator Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Archival History The set of telegrams was formerly located in the MC 3 J-526a files.
People Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant (P. G. T.)
Hardee, William Joseph
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston
Lee, Stephen Dill
Search Terms Averasboro, North Carolina
Battle of Averasboro
Carolinas Campaign
Smithfield, North Carolina
Subjects Battles
Military exchanges
Military intelligence
Military maneuvers
Prisoners of war
Troop movements