Numbers 3, ATLANTIC AND GULF RAILROAD,
December 6, 1864.
Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT,
Lieutenant Baker has just returned from scout. He met the enemy's cavalry yesterday at General Cone's residence, in Bulloch County, and fell back to Jenks' Bridge. Late in the afternoon he was attacked there, and compelled to fall back to Black Creek, in Brayn County, where he made stand until the enemy crossed the creek above, about 2 p. m., and he was ordered by Colonel Prather, Tenth [Eighth] Confederate Cavalry, to retire to Harper's Bridge, on Cannouchee. Movements indicate that a force of the enemy is making it s way around headwaters of Cannouchee for this section. He was informed that there was a division of infantry and 500 cavalry at Statesborough on Saturday.
G. P. RANEY,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
AUGUSTA, December 6, 1864-11. 15 a. m.
Press well on enemy's left flank, so that if he crosses Savannah River you will know it immediately, and advise me.
AUGUSTA, December 6, 1864-12. 45 [p. m.].
General SAMUEL JONES:
Three companies South Carolina cavalry militia, under Major Crump, headquarters probably Allendale, Barnwell district, are observing Savannah River and obstructing roads from ferries. Communicate such orders to them as may be proper.
AUGUSTA, December 6, 1864-10. 30 p. m.
Major General S. JONES:
Organize proper parties to overflow rice lands along Savannah River, to obstruct thoroughly with trees and torpedoes and break up roads from the stream toward Pocotaligo. Fraser Matthewes and Joseph Guss, of engineer department, might superintend.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
POCOTALIGO, December 6, 1864-5. 30 p. m.
I cannot answer your question as to the number of troops required to hold this road just at this time, as I have no report yet from Chestnut. Enemy advanced to-day in large force on road from Gregory's, on Tul-