War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0989 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. --CONFEDERATE.

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railroad to the Ocmulgee (but not including Macon), down that river to Coffee County, following the west boundary of Coffee County to the Altamaha, and down that river to the Gulf.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

CHARLESTON, January 5, 1865.

Major-General McLAWS:

The Combahee from its mouth to the turnpike bridge was placed in charge of General Wright, in order that having a shorter line you might concentrate your forces, and if the enemy moved upon Augusta that you might reach Augusta ahead of them.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

CHARLESTON, January 5, 1865.

Major-General McLAWS:

General Hardee directs that you recall the section of J. T. Kanapaux's battery sent to New Bridge. If necessary to send artillery there substitute from your own battalion of artillery.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, January 5, 1865.

General McLAWS:

Send Kirk's squadron to report to General Jones at Charleston. General Young has been directed to turn over some cavalry to you.

By order of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COOSAWHATCHIE, January 5, 1865.

General McLAWS:

The enemy are shelling to the right and left of my line, but more heavly than usual on my left. We are replying slowly on the right.

GEO. P. HARRISON, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding.

COOSAWHATCHIE, January 5, 1865.

Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Enemy has been beating drums in their camp all day, and much more chopping than usual is heard about their picket-lines. They have shelled us more than usual to-day. With the general's consent I will open on them with ten or twelve guns to-morrow morning.

GEO. P. HARRISON, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding.