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OCONEE BRIDGE, November 23, 1864.

Major - General McLAWS:

Road not repaired as the enemy is still on it in my front making for the bridge. I am expecting an attack momentarily. Have not seen General Hardee. His courier followed the enemy and came in last evening, and will try to return this morning. The people in Macon, from my dispatches, know little of what has transpired on the road between that town and this place. Will send you word when the road shall be open for cars.

H. C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

OCONEE BRIDGE, [November 23,], 1864 - 9 p. m.

Major - General McLAWS:

Major Hartridge has driven the enemy back across this river, but they have the flat. Austin, with the cadets, has gallantly held the bridge. The enemy are constructing a flat in the woods to try to cross below me tonight. Send me 5,000 54 cartridges.

H. C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

TENNILLE, November 23, 1864.

Major - General McLAWS:

A courier just in from General Wayne reports, engaged the enemy at 12 m. at the bridge; about 200 crossed at Ball's Ferry, and were driven back by Major Hartridge. General Wayne says send him 5,000 rounds of 54 cartridges; and also says shall he hold his position if he is flanked. Train waits answer.

H. T. HALL,

Major, Commissary of Subsistence.

SAVANNAH, November 23, 1864.

Major - General WAYNE,

Tennille:

Bring off the stores with you from Tennille.

By order of Major - General McLaws:

R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

The operator at the Bay office says the stores at Tennille have all been loaded and will leave tonight.

D. C. B.,

Operator.

OCONEE, November 23, 1864.

Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant - General:

Enemy reported four miles on the other side of the river, advancing on bridge.

A. L. HARTRIDGE,

Major, &c.