War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0906 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Savannah, GA., November 29, 1864-10 p. m.

Major General G. W. SMITH,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Hardee directs that you proceed at once with the first two trains of your troops which may arrive at Savannah to-night, and in the same cars to Grahamville and Coosawhatchie, on the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, which places are being threatened by raiding parties of the enemy; and, if you find yourself the ranking officer present, that you command, and drive the enemy back to their gun-boats.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

C. S. NAVAL STATION, COMMANDANT'S OFFICE,

Savannah, GA., November 29, 1864.

General L. McLAWS,

Commanding Military District of Georgia, &c., Savannah:

GENERAL: When I consulted with you this morning in relation to the propriety of removing the property of the C. S. Navy Department from this station, in view of the reported approach of the enemy toward this city, and inquired of you as to the time such removal should be effected, you advised me to commence it immediately. Will you do me the favor to suggest the point to which, in your judgment, it will be advisable to remove that property.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSIAH TATNALL,

Flag-Office, Commanding Naval Station.

SAVANNAH, November 29, 1864.

General Wayne:

Communicate the following information and instructions to Major-General Wheeler:

All the roads leading to Savannah are obstructed. He must operate on the flanks and rear of the enemy.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

AUGUSTA, November 29, 1864.

Major General JOSEPH WHEELER:

Dispatch received. Press closely upon the enemy, and keep me informed.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General.