War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0872 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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FORSYTH, November 19, 1864 - 1. 30 p. m.

General BRAGG:

Scouts near Hillsborough report enemy moving toward Augusta.


Major - General.

MACON, GA., November 19, 1864.

Major - General WHEELER:

General Taylor has been ordered here; left Mobile yesterday morning. General Hardee expected this morning. Be-enforcement are promised.


Major - General.

AUGUSTA, November 19, 1864 - 11 a. m.

General S. COOPER:

Enemy advancing toward Macon; also a strong column of all arms along the railroad from Atlanta to Augusta; were at Social Circle yesterday. General Hardee passed last evening on his way to Macon.

B. D. FRY,

Brigadier - General.

RICHMOND, November 19, 1864.

Brigadier General JAMES CHESNUT,

Columbia, S. C. ;

You are authorized to go into Georgia with such voluntary force as you can take consistently with public necessity, and command there according to you rank.


WEST POINT, November 20, 1864 - 10 a. m.

General J. B. HOOD:

Push on active offensive immediately. Colonel Brent informs me first order for movements one of Jackson's brigades to Wheeler has been suspended by you. It is indispensable; it should be sent by best and quickest route to Newman, to cut off communications of enemy with Kingston, and to protect constructions of telegraph lines and railroad to Augusta via Atlanta. I have appealed to people of Georgia to defend their homes.



AUGUSTA, GA., November 20, 1864.

His Excellency President DAVIS:

General Hardee requested me to inform you that he passed through to Macon Friday. He could bring no troops but Fifth Georgia, about