POTOTALOGO, December 11, 1864-10. 45 a. m.
Brigadier General JAMES CHESNUT,
So far as yet known position of enemy as yesterday evening. Pickets in your front and toward Bluffton must be on alert, and give earliest information of any movement of enemy in that direction. Send without delay by special courier return showing of each organization and its commander, and the effective strength of each.
GRAHAMVILLE, December 11, 1864-2. 45 p. m.
General SAMUEL JONES:
My pickets report that a transport with troops passed Hazzard's Point this morning, going down the river. I think it well to look to New River bridge and Red Bluff; will make dispositions to that end, if you approve. Please answer at once.
JAS. CHESNUT, Jr.,
AUGUSTA, December 12, 1864.
Colonel JOHN B. SALE:
The telegraph having been cut we get nothing from Savannah. A dispatch from Wheeler gives copy of enemy's order for the line of investment around Savannah. It is about eight miles from the city, and was to have been reached on 9th.
CHARLESTON, December 12, 1864-11. 30 p. m.
(Received 9. 45 13th.)
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General:
Lieutenant-General Hardee reports enemy developed in strong force along his entire front yesterday, and that he has been compelled to extend his lines. He asks for immediate re-enforcements.
G. T. BEAUREGARD,
Savannah, GA., December 12, 1864-10 p. m.
Commanding, &c., Telfair House:
GENERAL: Yours of 9 p. m., inclosing a dispatch from Brigadier General Mercer, has been received, and I am directed by Lieutenant-General Hardee to say, in reply, that, in case of an attack on General Mercer's right, he hopes you will be able to give him more assistance than that indicated in your dispatch. His impression is that you have the Eighteenth Georgia Regulars in reserve. The general considers it