War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0525 Chapter XXVI. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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ADAMS RUN, S. C., May 29, 1862.

General THOMAS F. DRAYTON, Hardeeville, S. C.:

Send a regiment at once to Pocotaligo; they are fighting. Have another regiment and battery ready. We will attack on the return.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S.-Hurry on your troops in trains at Hardeeville. Be careful how you approach Coosawhatchie and Pocotaligo. If possible communicate with Colonel Walker at Pocotaligo before the train leaves as to disposition of troops.

ADAMS RUN, S. C., May 29, 1862.

Colonel W. S. WALKER, Pocotaligo, S. C.:

In three hours will have 400 men at Pocotaligo; by night two regiments. Let none of my messages fall into hands of the enemy. Burn the buildings at the station should the enemy drive our men to the railroad. Don't burn unless necessary.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

ADAMS RUN, S. C., May 29, 1862.

Brigadier General A. R. LAWTON, Savannah, Ga.:

Send a regiment at once by railroad to Pocotaligo. I have ordered cars from the Central Railroad. They are fighting.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 29, 1862.

Major General J. C. PEMBERTON, Adams Run, S. C.:

Eleven companies of infantry and two sections or artillery are at Pocotaligo from Hardeeville. The enemy at Old Pocotaligo. Walker's horse shot. Two men of Rutledge Mounted Riflemen killed.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, May 30, 1862.

Major General J. C. PEMBERTON, Savannah:

Yesterday the enemy, in the forenoon, commenced throwing shot and shell in the direction of Fort Pemberton, all of which fell shrot; then dropped down opposite Dill's farm and commenced shelling the siege gun on the left of the intrenchments.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.