War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0985 Chapter LVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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important campaign. Should you be unable to again any material advantage on Tennessee with your present means must retire at once behind the Tennessee River, and come with or send to Augusta by best and quickest routes all forces not absolutely required to hold defensive line referred to.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 305. Richmond, Va., December 24, 1864.

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XI. Major General D. H. Hill, Provisional Army, C. S., will report without delay to General G. T. Beauregard, commanding, &c., for assignment to duty at or near Charleston, S. C.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, December 24, 1864.

Major-General McLAWS:

March your command without delay to Pocotaligo, leaving only such guards at Hardeeville as you may deem necessary. At Pocotaligo you will receive further instructions. The forces at Grahamville and Coosawhatchie will remain for the present.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. McLAWS' DIVISION, Numbers 9. Hardeeville, December 24, 1864.

I. Colonel J. C. Fiser, Provisional Army, C. S., is assigned to the command of a brigade composed of the following troops: First Georgia Regulars, Colonel R. A. Wayne commanding; Symons' Regiment of Reserves, Colonel W. R. Symons commanding; Twenty-seventh Georgia Battalion and Cobb Guards, Major A. L. Hartridge commanding.

The commanding officers of the above-named organization will report to Colonel J. C. Fiser without delay.

By order of Major-General McLaws:

R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

POCOTALIGO, December 24, 1864.

Major-General McLAWS:

General Jones left this morning for Charleston. I have orders to resume my old district command [dispatch torn] and locate the troops destined for my command. I do not like to leave here until you come. Deserters report this morning that the enemy contemplated transport-