AUGUSTA, December 3, 1864-6 p. m.
(Received 12. 30 a. m. 4th.)
Colonel JOHN B. SALE,
Military Secretary, Richmond:
A strong force of the enemy's cavalry and infantry advanced from Louisville, and encamped last night six miles from Waynesborough. They turned off this morning toward Savannah. Our cavalry is pressing on the rear, and all available means are being thrown to their front by rail. There is time yet for any assistance which can be spared to be sent by way of Charleston.
Respectfully submitted to His Excellency the President, as information.
JNO B. SALE,
Colonel and Military Secretary.
SECRETARY OF WAR:
What has been or can be done to augment force, &c.?
MONTGOMERY, ALA., December 3, 1864-7 a. m.
Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,
I leave to-day for Augusta and Savannah. Construct loop-holes and embrasures on defenses of latter city. Works along overflows around city are essential. Obstruct all roads from Millen to Port Royal, Ossabaw Sound, and Brunswick.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
MONTEITH, December 3, 1864.
Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT;
The roads are so obstructed between here and Sister's Ferry that I am unable to get a courier to the commander of the C. S. steamer Macon.
A. L. HARTRIDGE,
HDQRS. ARMIES CONFEDERATE STATES, Numbers 7.
Augusta, December 3, 1864.
II. Brigadier-General Young will immediately proceed, with all the men he has mounted, in the direction of Waynesborough, join Major-General Wheeler, and receive his orders.
By order of General Bragg: