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OCONEE, November 25, 1864.

General McLAWS:

The enemy have driven us back from across the bridge. Three heavy columns are across the river, and they have possession of Ball's Ferry, below here.

H. C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

OCONEE, November 25, 1864.

Major - General McLAWS:

Three heavy columns are this side of the river, and to save the men I will retire.

H. C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

OCONEE, November 25, 1864.

Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT:

The enemy are reported on the right, this side of the river, in large force. We are preparing to meet them. We still hold the bridge, which is burning slowly at the other end.

A. L. HARTRIDGE,

Major, &c.

HEADQUARTERS,

Station, Numbers 13, November 25, 1864 - 5. 30 p. m.

General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: The information send me about the movements of the entry is important. It shows clearly, I think, that the enemy is moving Savannah. Endeavor to get all the information you can.

Respectfully and truly, yours,

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant - General.

OCONEE, November 25, 1864.

General WHEELER:

General Bragg directs me to say to you to stick close to the enemy; to harass him in front and flank; and above all to destroy subsistence and forage in the route one which the enemy advances; also, to keep up and open communication with the forces at this point.

H. C. WAYNE,

Major - General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

Sandersville, November 25, 1864. - 4 p. m.

Lieutenant HUDSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant - General:

LIEUTENANT: From scout reports I locate the enemy, at last reports, as follows: A force on the road from long Bridges to Warthen's Store,

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