War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0935 Chapter LVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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lifinny, to Coosaw. Our troops met and drove them back, but were in return driven back demoralized, and occupied works at Coosaw. General Gartrell has just telegraphed me that he can hold that place. I am endeavoring, and think will succeed, to collect a force of 5,000 or 600 men to attack in their rear, on road from Old Pocotaligo to Coosaw, at daylight.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, December 6, 1864.

Major STRINGFELLOW:

Forward this through to General Hardee at Savannah: There are two trains with troops from Wilmington and train with light artillery from Augusta on this side of bridge, waiting for the road to be cleared to go on. A train of North Carolina State troops will reach here at 1 a. m. ; will hurry them on immediately. There are four trains on Savannah railroad due here, blocking the way.

R. C. GILCHRIST.

ADAMS' RUN, December 6, 1864.

General SAMUEL JONES:

General Hardee telegraphs that Wheaton's battery has been ordered to Combahee. Let Webb remain until Wheaton arrives. I have ordered Kemper to Green Pond; communicate with him after his arrival. What is the news this morning?

B. H. ROBERTSON,

Brigadier-General.

COOSAWHATCHIE, December 6, 1864-10 a. m.

General SAM. JONES:

Twelve barges are landing troops at Gregory's, on the Tullifinny, about three miles distant. Send Forty-seventh Georgia and section of artillery.

L. J. GARTRELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

COOSAWHATCHIE, December 6, 1864.

Major STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Daniel, commanding seven companies of Fifth Georgia, reports the enemy about 1,000 strong, and asks for re-enforcements. I have sent him First Reserves, about 200 strong. I have notified him of the movement of troops from Pocotaligo.

L. J. GARTRELL.

COOSAWHATCHIE, December 6, 1864.

Major-General JONES:

Are you certain that the telegraph line has not been tapped by a Yankee operator?

L. J. GARTRELL.