taking up railroad iron and a scout to protect the train whilst below. I will advise the major-general when the road is torn up to the Great Swamp bridge, which will be several days yet, from the progress previously made. Everything quiet on our front.
G. G. DIBRELL,
RICHMOND, VA., January 5, 1865.
Governor A. G. MAGRATH,
Columbia, S. C.:
Your request in regard to Conner's brigade complied with. They are all now en route.
[JANUARY 6, 1865. -For Hardee to Cooper, reporting operations, see Part I, p. 1067.]
RICHMOND, VA., January 6, 1865.
Major General D. H. HILL:
(Care Lieutenant General W. J. Hardee, Charleston, S. C.)
On the 23rd ultimo you were telegraphed to report to General Beauregard for assignment to duty. As he has gone West you will report to Lieutenant-General Hardee.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
CHARLESTON, January 6, 1865.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General:
In obedience to an order from General Beauregard Major General D. H. Hill had gone to the Army of Tennessee to report for duty before receipt of the order assigning him to duty near Charleston.
W. J. HARDEE,
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 4.
Richmond, January 6, 1865.
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XLVI. The Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida will hereafter include, besides the States of South Carolina, and Florida, that portion of Georgia embraced in the following lines: Commencing at Augusta and running along the Georgia Railroad to Warrenton; thence, via Sparta and Milledgeville, following the line of the railroad, to the Ocmulgee River, but not including Macon; down the Ocmulgee to Coffee County, following the western boundary of that county to the Allapaha River, and down that river and the Suwanee to the Gulf.
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