War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0905 Chapter LVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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MACON, November 29, 1864.

President JEFFERSON DAVIS:

Having sent General Hardee General Taylor and all aid possible, General Maury reporting Mobile threatened I have sent him General M. L. Smith to command its defenses. I will leave to-day for Montgomery. No news yet from the Army of Tennessee.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

MACON, November 29, 1864.

(Received 30th.)

General S. COOPER:

I have ordered immediate reconstruction of all railroads and telegraph lines destroyed by Sherman's forces. Work reported to be progressing rapidly on Central road.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

MACON, November 29, 1864.

(Received 30th.)

General S. COOPER:

Wheeler's cavalry requires reorganization; one additional major-General is needed. I recommended Brigadier General S. W. Ferguson for temporary appointment. Please answer by telegraph.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

MACON, November 29, 1864.

(Received 30th.)

General. S. COOPER:

To prevent confusion please inform me if order extending General Hardee's department to south side of Chattahoochee still remains in force.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

SAVANNAH, November 29, 1864.

Honorable j. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

As railroad and telegraphic communications may soon be cut with Charleston I desire you to know that I have, including the local troops, less than 1,000 men of all arms. General Smith is expected with 3,200 men, but has not yet arrived. If railroad communication is cut with Charleston, which is threatened by ten gun-boats and barges, of course no re-enforcements can be sent from Augusta.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.