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COOSAWHATCHIE, December 9, 1864-3. 45 p. m.

Major General SAMUEL JONES:

The enemy are pressing my men about one mile from Coosawhatchie. I have nothing to defend it there but the Fifth Georgia and a regiment of reserves. General Young informs me that General Hardee has ordered all the troops from Grahamville to Savannah.

B. H. ROBERTSON,

Brigadier-General.

COOSAWHATCHIE, [December] 9, 1864-5 p. m.

Major General S. JONES:

Our men are fighting splendid; I think we will hold the road.

B. H. ROBERTSON,

Brigadier-General.

COOSAWHATCHIE, December 9, 1864-5. 40 p. m.

Major STRINGFELLOW:

The enemy has been signally repulsed in every attempt to get possession of the railroad after two hours and a half hard fighting, in which the enemy lost considerable ground. Everything is again quiet. The extent of casualties not yet known, owing to the inaccessible nature of the ground. Among the wounded is Brigadier-General Gartrell; not dangerously.

B. H. ROBERTSON.

COOSAWHATCHIE, December 9, 1864-6. 20 p. m.

Major-General JONES:

One of enemy's guns is still shelling the railroad. Would it not be well to send the 20-pounder Parrot guns to Coosawhatchie? I would like to get together the guns of the different batteries now silenced. Can I take the guns from Grahamville and Bee's Creek which belong to Stuart's battery?

B. H. ROBERTSON.

COOSAWHATCHIE, December 9, 1864-9. 40 p. m.

Major-General JONES:

Send Webb's 20-pounder Parrots to report before daylight to Brigadier-General Young at the left of my line. The enemy must be driven from his breast-works if possible. Have you any more artillery that you can send?

B. H. ROBERTSON.

GRAHAMVILLE, December 9, 1864-2. 40 p. m.

Major-General JONES:

Eleven vessels of enemy lying off our front. Kirk's squadron cannot be spared without endangering the entire line. Young's command and

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