War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0878 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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CENTRAL RAILROAD COMPANY,

Savannah, November 21, 1864.

Major - General McLAWS:

DEAR SIR: Every car at this time is engaged bringing prisoners from Camp Lawton. The very instant I can command cars I will place a train at Numbers 13 for Government stores, and I will give directions immediately thereafter to bring down the stores at Millen. Our road is not injured as yet from Gordon down. I received the following from Augusta, from our operator at Gordon, written yesterday:

The lumber train was captured at Griswoldville and burned today. Negroes all safe. Destroyed the machine shops and foundry and Georgia Chemical Works. Road burned at Griswoldville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. R. CUYLER,

President.

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 60 cavalry and 4 pieces of artillery. I report to you for orders.

HENRY C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

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.

G[ORDON, November] 21, 1864.

General FRY,

Commanding, &c., Augusta:

Have you any news of importance from Macon? The wires are cut, but I will send a courier through. Cavalry force of the enemy moving on the east of me as if for Milledgeville. Keep me advised.

HENRY C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

AUGUSTA, November 21, 1864.

General S. COOPER:

At least one corps of the enemy has advance as far as Oconee River on railroad from Atlanta. Railroad and telegraph cut near Macon. I have had nothing from General Hardee since yesterday. After the enemy passes through I could be again at work here. The machinery