War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0912 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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FIVE MILES FROM WAYNESBOROUGH,

November 30, 1864. (Via Charleston.)

Lieutenant-General HARDEE:

I am moving toward Walker's Bridge to intercept enemy if they move toward Augusta. Have left scouts to see if they move toward Savannah. Enemy's infantry encamped last night on Sparta road to Augusta, and also on Sparta road to Savannah. It is impossible to tell which direction they will go until it is known what march is made to-day.

JOS. WHEELER,

Major-General.

AUGUSTA, November 30, 1864-6. 45 p. m.

Major-General WHEELER,

Near Walker's Bridge:

General Bragg wishes you, on approach of the enemy, to destroy all ridges and defend line of Brier Creek. Important to keep telegraph line to Millen standing to last moment.

ARCHER ANDERSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FOUR MILES WEST TO BUCK HEAD CHURCH,

November 30, 1864.

General WAYNE:

GENERAL: The enemy with force of infantry encamped last night at Blount's Mills-Blount's Mills is half-way between Louisville and Walker's Bridge. I cannot learn of the enemy's moving down the railroad toward Savannah. There are rumors to that effect, but my scouts have not yet reported.

Respectfully,

JOS. WHEELER,

Major-General.

N. B. -I am moving with all my force, except one small regiment, to get in front of enemy. Captain Dobbs is in command of regiment left here with orders to report direct to you.

J. W.

ON LOUISVILLE AND AUGUSTA ROAD, BY FARMER'S BRIDGE, THREE MILES FROM LOUISVILLE,

November 30, 1864-1. 30 p. m.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

GENERAL: I have been on rear and left flank of enemy from Macon here. Colonel Breckinridge, with Kentucky brigade, joined me this morning, and we are operating in concert. The enemy still in Louisville. The Fourteenth Corps is out on this road, and has been encamped here since day before yesterday, when the advance reached Louisville. Their army is detained by the swamp at Rocky Comfort Creek. I have not yet ascertained whether the main force is moving on Waynes-