War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1032 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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Abstract from return of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, Lieutenant General William J. Hardee commanding, for January 20, 1865.

Present for duty.

Command Officer Men. Effecti Aggrega Aggrega Pieces

. s. ve te te of

total present present field

present . and artille

. absent. ry.

General 24 . . . . . . 24 26 . . .

staff.

Trapier 13 194 189 285 425 4

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brigade

.

Taliafe 273 5,417 5,292 6,622 9,163 16

rro's

divisio

n.

McLaws' 357 5,205 5,099 6,558 12,298 . . .

divisio

n.

Miller' 109 1,483 1,448 1,785 3,002 6

s

brigade

.

Smith's 169 1,103 1,069 1,517 6,450 . . .

divisio

n.

Wright' 203 2,797 2,761 3,402 5,839 38

s

divisio

n.

Wheeler 685 7,008 6,813 9,410 15,428 . . .

's

cavalry

corps.

Post 36 214 213 260 383 . . .

command

ed by

Lieuten

ant-

Colonel

Means.

Total. 1,869 23,421 22,884 29,863 53,014 64

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 17. Richmond, January 21, 1865.

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XXXV. Paragraph LI, Special Orders, Numbers 4, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, current series, granting leave of absence for nintey days to Brigadier General R. S. Ripley, Provisional Army C. S., is hereby revoked.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JOHN WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, Va., January 21, 1865.

General D. H. HILL,

Augusta, Ga.:

Induce, by all encouragement and aid you can give, the removal of cotton, whether of the Government or of private individuals, from Augusta. In removing, it is preferable to place it as far as practicable north of Branchville. To promote removal and to be prepared for contingencies, make preparations to burn whatever cotton may be in the city in event of its evacuation or capture. It must not fall into the hands of the enemy.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS,

Salkehatchie Bridge, January 21, 1865.

Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Sergeant Paysinger has returned. He crossed the river at or near the pontoon bridge and directed his route toward the McPhersonville road, crossed it, left Pocotaligo to his left, and went down to the Coosawhatchie, which was too high for him to cross. He saw two divisions of the enemy on the march to Blountville yesterday, where