War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1053 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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important that your command support him at the lower crossings before the enemy gets there. I hope to get off from here on Monday. In the meantime assume command of all the troops on Brier Creek by my orders. Cook's battalion of 100men, under Captain Sims, at Rae's and Godwyn's Bridges, will be subject to your orders. Several hundred negroes have been ordered down to the lower crossings. Post the troops and set the negroes to work at such points as your judgment dictates.

Very respectully,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, January 28, 1865.

Major General L. McLAWS:

Send all the Georgia Reserves in Harrison's brigade, via Midway, to Augusta.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

[Indorsement.]

JANUARY 29, 1865.

Captain ELLIOTT:

Send the order by courier, to ride six miles per hour.

L. McLAWS,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, January 28, 1865.

General McLAWS:

If you can spare Fiser's brigade send it at once to River's Bridge to replace the Georgia Reserves. If is necessary to send the latter to Georgia to oppose the enemy moving upon Augusta. Answer.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

Effective strength of troops commanded by Colonel George P. Harrison, Jr., January 28, 1865.

Command. Commander. Effective Effective Station.

total. aggregate.

32nd Lieutenant- 324 346 Rivers'

Georgia Colonel Bridge.

Regiment Bacon

47th Captain 241 259 Do.

Georgia Thompson

Regiment

5th Colonel 255 278 Broxton's

Georgia Daniel Bridge.

Regiment

3rd Colonel 390 416 Do.

Georgia Moore

Reserves

1st South Captain 89 71 Do.

Carolina Trezervant

Cavalry

Cumming's Colonel 398 417 Do.

command Cumming

1st Lieutenant- 46 52 Do.

Georgia Colonel

Reserves Neely

4th Captain 357 366 Do.

Battalion Earle

Light

Artillery

Company D, Lieutenant 22 24 Courier-

3rd South Erwin line from

Carolina this place

Cavalry to Midway,

S. C.

Total 2,122 2,229

GEO. P. HARRISON, Jp.,

Colonel, Commanding.