War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0939 Chapter LVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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SAVANNAH, December 7, 1864.

General JONES:

I do not know how long I shall be able to hold the railroad between this and Savannah railroad bridge. It is therefore all-important that all the re-enforcements I am to receive should be sent forward immediately.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

CHARLESTON, December 7, 1864-12. 30.

General JONES:

A train left at 11 last night with troops; Girardey's battery at 1 a. m. ; Shober's (North Carolina) regiment about 3 a. m. Young's brigade had not passed Branchville at 9 a. m. Other troops, under Colonel Brown, are behind Young.

H. W. FEILDEN.

GRAHAMVILLE, December 7, 1864-11. 45.

General SAM. JONES:

Detachment of cavalry on the road to re-enforce your men at Coosawhatchie.

JAS. CHESTNUT, Jr.,

Brigadier-General.

GRAHAMVILLE, December 7, 1864.

Major General S. JONES:

Have the Forty-seventh [Georgia] on the march to you. I am left with the militia only, yet unorganized, and many of them are sick. My reserves relieved the forces at Bee's Creek, who have been sent to Coosawhatchie this afternoon.

JAS. CHESTNUT, Jr.,

Brigadier-General.

COOSAWHATCHIE, December 7, 1864-11. 30.

General JONES:

Colonel Daniel has returned with Fifth Georgia Regiment and reports four regiments of the enemy on both sides of the main road in 400 yards of these works. I have put his regiment on the railroad to protect it, and will open upon the enemy with my guns as soon as position can be ascertained. It is impossible to get re-enforcements to Colonel Edwards.

L. J. GARTRELL.

COOSAWHATCHIE, December 7, 1864-12. 30 o'clock.

General JONES:

This place is seriously threatened by force of four regiments, and several pieces of artillery. I am making disposition to repel any attack and save the railroad and works. Send re-enforcements if possible. They are said to be planting batteries to shell us.

L. J. GARTRELL,

Brigadier-General.