War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0894 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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of me is from 3,000 to 4,000. They are trying to cross on pontoon a mile below me. Hurry a strong force to my assistance; also send a force below to Numbers 13, Central railroad, where a part of the enemy, estimated at 500, are marching on Sandersville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HENRY C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

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The enemy have this instant turned their guns to their rear. Did you send men up the river on the other side?

H. S. W.

AUGUSTA, November 24, 1864.

General HARDEE:

Captain Culver, who has been scouting since Sunday, reports main body of enemy moving down west side of Oconee; that a cavalry force of 600 to 1,000 has crossed, and was at Island Creek at 6 p. m. yesterday, moving slowly towards Shorte. Island Creek is sixteen miles west of Shorte. One hundred and sixty-three prisoners have been brought [in].

B. D. FRY,

Brigadier - General.

AUGUSTA, November 24, 1864. - 12 o'clock.

Dr. W. S. MORRIS:

General Wheeler with 10,000 men now crossing Oconee River, twenty miles below bridge, at Blackshear Ferry, and coming to assistance of General Wayne. Enemy have burned long trestle-work on other side of bridge.

J. A. BRENNER.

AUGUSTA, November 24, 1864 - 12. 30 o'clock.

Dr. W. S. MORRIS:

General Wayne's courier reports main body of enemy moving through Linton on Sandersville. This is a point three miles from railroad station. Tennille, which station is twelve miles from Oconee.

J. A. BRENNER,

Superintendent.

HEADQUARTERS HAMPTON'S CAVALRY,

November 24, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Augusta:

Please insert this dispatch in all newspapers in Augusta; All men of my command now in Georgia will rendezvous forthwith at Augusta, and those in South Carolina, at Columbia, and await orders.

WADE HAMPTON,

Major - General.