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GRAHAMVILLE, December 13, 1864.

General JONES:

Brigadier-General Young asks for 100 men and a section of artillery to attack some men who have landed on Huger's and Rutledge's plantations, on Savannah River. I earnestly request that you send Captain Heyward's company of cavalry and section of horse artillery now with General Taliaferro. Please answer.

JAS CHESNUT, Jr.,

Brigadier-General.

EIGHT MILES FROM PERRYSBURG CROSSING,

December 13, 1864-2 p. m.

General SAMUEL JONES:

The enemy have crossed the river at Taylor's plantation, within eight miles of Red Bluff. Let the troops come at once, with any train you can get, and as many more troops as you can spare. The enemy have cavalry.

P. M. B. YOUNG,

Brigadier-General.

HARDEEVILLE, December 13, 1864-10. 30 p. M.

General SAMUEL JONES:

Just returned from Taylor's and Rutledge's plantations. The enemy, with a small force, had crossed to the mainland. We easily drove them off. There is a force, I think small, on Argyle Island yet. I will drive them off to-morrow if I can.

P. M. B. YOUNG,

Brigadier-General.

CHARLESTON, December 13, 1864.

Major General SAMUEL JONES:

Am trying to get the Napoleon for you.

C. K. HUGER,

Major, &c.

CHARLESTON, December 14, 1864.

(Received 15th.)

General S. COOPER:

By telegram received to-day Lieutenant-General Hardee reports that enemy carried Fort McAllister by assault yesterday afternoon, and is making preparation to attack Rosedew in reserve. His scouts report an increase in number of steamers and sail vessels about Fort Pulaski and of the force on Tybee Island. All quiet about Coosawhatchie.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.