War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0980 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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CHARLESTON, January 2, 1865.

(Received 12 o'clock.)

General COOPER:

The men of Wheeler's cavalry corps have not been paid, many of them for more than twelve months. I request that you will authorize Mr. Sneed, C. S. depositary, now in Charleston, to turn over $3,000,000 for this purpose.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

CHARLESTON, January 2, 1865.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

A telegram from the President of the 30th of December* to General Beauregard directs him to proceed to the district west of Augusta and to leave me in command of the district east of Augusta, but is not definite as to whether Augusta will be in his district or mine. I have no desire to enlarge my department, but the connection between Augusta, Branchville, and Charleston is, in a military point of view, so intimate that I consider it necessary that they should be in the same department.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

[Indorsement.]

JANUARY 3, 1865.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL:

Change line to west of Augusta and Millen by line embracing approaches, &c.

J. D.

[JANUARY 2, 1865. -For Hardee to Cooper, reporting operations, see Part I, p. 1067.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF

SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Numbers 1.

Charleston, S. C., January 2, 1865.

I. The following will be the organization of the Cavalry Corps commanded by Major General J. Wheeler: Iverson's division, consisting of Lewis' and Ferguson's brigades; Humes' division, composed of Dibrell's, Ashby's, and Harrison's brigades; Allen's division, composed of Anderson's, Crews', and Hagan's brigades.

II. Lewis' and Breckinridge's brigades, of Wheeler's corps, will be consolidated. Hannon's cavalry brigade will be broken up, and the Fifty-third Alabama Regiment and Twenty-fourth Alabama Battalion, of that brigade, are assigned to Hagan's brigade, and the Thirtieth Georgia Regiment [Battalion] to Anderson's brigade.

By command of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Vol. XLIV, p. 1010.

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