War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 1008 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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the train thus formed in charge of one or more assistant quartermasters as the number of wagons may require to be used as the major-General commanding may direct.

By order of Major-General Wheeler:

HENRY CHAPMAN,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY DIVISION,

December 30, 1864.

[Lieutenant M. G. HUDSON:]

LIEUTENANT: I will move to-morrow morning back to the Statesborough and Hudson's Ferry road. I intend making my headquarters at Doctor Longstreet's. My picket-line will extend from Ebenezer to Numbers 3, Central Railroad. I can forage the command here no longer. Every exertion has been made to keep as close up as possible. No news from the enemy. They are making no movement in this direction. My scouts go within six miles of Savannah.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALFRED IVERSON,

Brigadier-General.

RICHMOND, VA., December 30, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel J. G. TUCKER,

Commanding First Foreign Battalion, Columbia, S. C.:

Report immediately with your command to Lieutenant-General Hardee for duty.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CHARLESTON, December 31, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

I respectfully suggest that Augusta be placed in General Hardee's department, owing to breaks in railroad and its immediate connection with defense of South Carolina. I am unable to leave before to-morrow morning.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

CHARLESTON, December 31, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

I should have stated in telegram of this a. m., in relation to status of Augusta, that General Hardee has now under his command nearly all available forces in Georgia, which he requires also for defense of South Carolina.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.