War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1062 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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AUGUSTA, GA., January 30, 1865-8 p. m.

General STEVENSON:

GENERAL: I think that there can be no doubt that Sheraman is advancing in earnest and that the affair will be decided this week. I hope that you will keep your in motion and not wait transportation by rail. The railroad is entirely in the hands of Yankees and they delay every movement. More than half of the two advanced brigades have deserted. Can nothing be done to prevent it? I send this by an offiscer with the hope that the troops may be hurried up.

Very respectflly,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

MONTGOMERY, ALA., January 30, 1865.

Major General HOWELL COBB,

Macon, Ga.:

General Beauregard left this morning for Macon.

J. B. EUSTIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIURTH TENNESSEE CAVALRY,

In the Field, One Mile and a half from McTier's Mill,

January 30, 1865-11. 30 a. m.

Major-General MCLAWS:

GENERAL: Ther enemy advnaced early this morning (infantry and cavalry) and drove my pickets from the McTier's Mill Creek; have crossed and are advancing. No artillery yet discovered.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. F. ANDERSON,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Fourth Tennessee Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS HARRISON'S BROGADE,

Broxton's Bridge, January 30, 1865.

Captain R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Reports from the front represent the enemy as skirmishing with our cavalry (Wheeler's) at McTier's Mill at 10 a. m. General Wheeler has a regiment in the position where Colonel Colcock was, only farther back this way. I have sent squadron of Colonel Colcock's regiment with his section of horse artillery to lower crossing of Whippy Swamp; will take up the other crossings as enemy advances.

Respectfully,

GEO. P. HARRISON, Jr.,

Colonel, Commanding.

LATER-3. 30 p. m.

Our cavalry have fallen back; enemy this side the mill, with cavalry and infantry.

HARRIOSM,

Colonel.