War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0866 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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CORINTH, November 18, 1864. - 7 a. m.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON:

I have just arrived here on my way to Georgia. Please order immediately to General Cobb, at Macon, a large supply of Rains' substerra shells, with competent person to employ them.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

[Indorsement.]

NOVEMBER 19, 1864.

ADJUTANT - GENERAL:

Instruct General Rains to give immediate attention to this.

J. A. S.,

Secretary.

CORINTH, November 18, 1864 - 11 a. m.

(Received 19th.)

General S. COOPER:

General Taylor telegraphs from Mobile that he may not, through accident on roads, reach Macon before Sherman's force. I am in same condition here. I therefore respectfully urge that General Hardee should be ordered to assume temporary command fort with of the troops operating in Georgia.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

CORINTH, November 18, 1864.

(Received 19th.)

General S. COOPER:

General Cobb reports from Macon, November 17:

Enemy is advancing in two columns, by Griffin and McDonough, evidently moving on Macon. His force three corps, estimated at 30,000, including Kilpatrick's cavalry. We are falling back rapidly to this place. Enemy will probably be here Monday.

I have ordered Generals Hood and Taylor, and requested General Hardee, to send General Cobb all the re-enforcement they can spare. I have ordered General Taylor to Macon forthwith, and am going there in person rapidly as condition of roads will permit.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CORINTH, November 18, 1864 - 4 p. m.

(Received 19th.)

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

General Hood reports from Florence, 18th:

Jackson's cavalry division could not be spared from this army without seriously embarrassing Stewart's operations, while General Wheeler has with him some thirteen brigades of cavalry.

I have suggested to General Hood, if he could not spare troops for Georgia, to take the offensive immediately to relieve it.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.