War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0998 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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sent in our lines report troops passing Hilton Head in transports en route to Beaufort, said to be the Seventeenth Army Corps. Wheeler reports that the enemy have retreated from the Grahamville front to New River bridge; the force was infantry and not large.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 5.

Richmond, January 7, 1865.

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X. Major Jesse J. Bradford, of the Invalid Corps, is assigned to duty with the Reserve of Georgia, and will report to Major General Howell Cobb, commanding, &c.

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XVIII. Brigadier General E. M. Law, Provisional Army, C. S., is hereby relieved from duty with the Army of the Northern Virginia.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE WEST, Numbers --.

January 7, 1865.

Post commandants, provost-marshals, and enrolling officers on duty in the military division will not permit to pass within its limits officers and men on leave or furlough, or scouting parties of Wheeler's cavalry, unless their leave or furlough detailing the scouting parties is approved by Major-General Wheeler or his commanding officer. Such parties will be arrested and returned to their commands, and the names of subordinate commanders granting leaves or furloughs or ordering such details will be forwarded to these headquarters at Mongtomery, Ala.

By command of General Beauregard:

J. B. EUSTIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, January 7, 1865.

Major-General McLAWS:

The refusal to receive the flag of truce at Coosawhatchie is approved. Flags will be received as heretofore at Port Royal Ferry.

By order of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[JANUARY 7, 1865. --For Wheeler to McLaws, relating to operations, see Part I, p. 1117.]