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from the Army of Tennessee to co-operate in the defense of Southern Georgia. If is not too late I wish that Forrest with his cavalry should be sent to impede the march of Sherman's army and prevent it from foraging on the country.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

RICHMOND, VA., November 22, 1864.

General B. BRAGG,

Wilmington, N. C.:

If the condition of affairs will permit I wish you to proceed via Columbia to augusta to direct efforts to assemble and employ all available force against the enemy now advancing into Southeastern Georgia. General Hardee and perhaps Taylor and Beauregard are at Macon; Brigadier - General Fry, and perhaps Chesnut, at Augusta. General Lee will telegraph you.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

WILMINGTON, November 22, 1864 - 9 p. m.

his Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS,

Richmond:

I will leave by first train but shall carry but few troops, most of these here being reserves which cannot be taken from the State.

B. BRAGG.

WILMINGTON, November 22, 1864.

Honorable R. H. MAY,

Mayor of Augusta:

I leave here today with re-enforcement for Augusta. Exhort your people to be confident and resolute.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

OCONEE, November 22, 1864.

General L. McLAWS:

The Fourth Kentucky Infantry (mounted) is on its way to my support, and will be here at about 1 o'clock tonight. Ordered here by General Wheeler. The cannonading heard this afternoon was Wheeler pressing the enemy in the rear down the railroad.

H. C. WAYNE.

OCONEE, November 22, 1864.

Major - General McLAWS:

Some of the militia are coming in. Can you not send me 100 arms and ammunition, say 40 rounds for each?

H. C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

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