commenced arriving in Savannah on 29th ultimo. A good many volunteer and militia companies of cavalry are out about Brier Creek. They should be collected by you and used to obstruct roads and pick up stragglers. Brigadier-General Young, with part of Hampton's cavalry, will join you soon.
I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
P. S. -I inclose a sketch* of the crossings of Brier Creek. A copy of this dispatch has been sent to General Ferguson.
HEADQUARTERS ALLEN'S DIVISION OF CAVALRY,
December 1, 1864.
Lieutenant M. G. HUDSON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report that I have encamped my command on a road leading from the road we came yesterday to Waynesborough, and near the latter road. The intersection is about six miles from our camp of last night. I have sent scouts on all the roads leading toward Louisville, and will also send a scout across the Ogeechee, as directed by General Wheeler.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. W. ALLEN,
MONTEITH, December 1, 1864.
(Received 11 p. m.)
Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT,
A courier has just arrived from Numbers 2, Central railroad, and reports as follows: That the enemy's cavalry are three miles from Millen, and the infantry seven miles from there. A courier from General Wheeler reports the enemy making for Augusta. General Wheeler wishes 40,000 rounds of ammunition for army and navy pistols sent to Augusta. This courier left his camp yesterday evening.
A. L. HARTRIDGE,
AUGUSTA, December 1, 1864.
General SAMUEL JONES:
Send everything you can to Grahamville, so as to crush out the enemy in our front there, and be ready to meet the main army thereafter. Sherman's progress is slow. His main body yesterday at Louisville.