OR, Series 1, Vol. 47, Part 3, Page 790A

Greensborough, April 12, 1865 -- 12:50 p. m.
General Beauregard
   General Iverson reports that the mail rider was captured by the enemy at or near Shallow Ford, and released. He reports that Stoneman's main body camped last night near Shallow Ford, on the west bank of the Yadkin. May not this column now move down that river either to Yadkin bridge (railroad) or Salisbury? Would it not be well to send, say, 500 men, under General B. T. Johnson, who is still here, to Salisbury?
Jno. N. Otey


   Order General Johnson to repair forthwith to Salisbury. I am surprised at his delay. Send 500 men with him by cars {North Carolina RR} to break, and 500 more soon as practicable after. Order trains from Salisbury to meet troops across the break.
G. T. Beauregard
   Yadkin bridge should be well guarded on both sides, especially on south side now.
G. T. Beauregard