War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0520 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

STATE OF Georgia,

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Gordon, November 20, 1864.

Major General HOWELL COBB, Macon:

I report here with 200 men. Send me 10,000 rounds of ammunition, . 69 caliber, and a medical officer.

H. C. WAYNE,

Major-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 3.]

GORDON, November 20, 1864.

Major-General McLAWS,

Savannah:

It is my opinion you had better send troops to guard Oconee bridge. Keep your telegraph office open.

H. C. WAYNE,

Major-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 4.]

GORDON, November 21, 1864.

Major-General McLAWS,

Savannah:

I have been cut off from Macon for thirty hours. It is reported to me that Macon will be evacuated by our troops, the enemy being too strong. I have, therefore, in council, decided to fall back to the Oconee, the now important point in this neighborhood. My force is 450, including sixty cavalry and four pieces of artillery. I report to you for orders.

HENRY C. WAYNE,

Major-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 5.]

GORDON, November 21, 1864.

Major H. T. HALL:

Courier just in reports 40,000 men marching down Western and Atlantic Railroad on Macon, 20,000 marching down Georgia road on Augusta. I have nothing from Macon. The enemy left Griswold last night in direction for Milledgeville, as understood, passing to east of me.

HENRY C. WAYNE,

Major-General.

Keep the telegraph on the alert.

[Inclosure Numbers 6.]

GORDON, November 21, 1864.

Colonel RAINS, Augusta:

Send me 250 cartridge boxes and belts. The rain is ruining my powder.

H. C. WAYNE,

Major-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 7.]

GORDON, Central Railroad, November 21, 1864.

Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters, Savannah:

Major-General Wayne proposes falling back from this place to the Oconee bridge. The enemy are reported 40,000 strong, moving on