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command. I am happy to inform you that my command is in good condition. Notwithstanding the arduous service of the last live months it is in as good condition as any cavalry in the Confederate service. If I can have two weeks' rest I will have it in better condition than any cavalry in the service. We are now drilling every day, notwithstanding we are picketing a line of 200 miles.

With highest respect, your obedient servant and friend,

J. WHEELER.

CHARLESTON, January 14, 1865 - 9 p. m.

General WHEELER:

If possible attack the enemy in flank if he advances against Pocotaligo.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

POCOTALIGO, January 14, 1865.

Major-General WHEELER:

The enemy advancing on my left will necessitate my withdrawal unless re-enforced. Can you come over and arrange for the establishment of your new line along by McPhersonville? Answer.

L. McLAWS,

Major-General.

POCOTALIGO, January 14, 1865.

Major-General WHEELER:

The forces at Coosawhatchie are retiring now.

L. McLAWS,

Major-General.

POCOTALIGO, January 14, 1865.

Major-General WHEELER:

You had better come over with a division of your cavalry. The enemy are driving everything in their front and advancing rapidly.

L. McLAWS,

Major-General.

GRAHAMVILLE, January 14, 1865.

Major-General McLAWS:

The three companies of the Third South Carolina Cavalry have been ordered relieved. If you retire my presence here is actually necessary to withdraw my command properly. I send for Colonel Grigsby immediately and will come soon as I have withdrawn upon new line. Will come at once, however, if you direct it sooner.

J. WHEELER,

Major-General.

POCOTALIGO, January 14, 1865.

Major-General WHEELER:

The enemy are immediately in front here at Pocotaligo. I will try and withdraw to-night, the movement commencing from the right. Do