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MACON, GA., January 31, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. R. WADDY,

Chief Ordnance Officer:

COLONEL: I am instructed by General Beauregard to direct that you remain for the present in Macon and see that the batteries of the Army of Tennessee are prooperly supplied and equipped. When done you will order them at once to Augusta, moving by rail as far as practicable.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MACON, GA., January 31, 1865.

Brigadier General W. W. NACKALL,

Commanding, &c., Nacon, Ga.:

GENERAL: Lieutenant J. R. Waddy has been ordered to remain in Macon for the purpose of supplying the wants of the batteries at this place and those of the Army of Tennessee passing through. Please afford them every facility to accomplish this end.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Ajutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF GEORGIA,

Augusta, January 31, 1865.

General HARDEE;

GENERAL: I have just got a telegram from General Cobb that Palmer's battalion of artillery, which had been ordered here, is without horses. Hood's troops are coming without artillery. I have improvised two batteries of four guns each. It is all I have. We cannot hold the line of Brier Creek without more artillery.

Respectfully,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF GEORGIA,

January 31, 1865.

Major NORMAN W. SMITH,

Quartermaster, Augusta, Ga.:

MAJOR: I am directed by the major-general commanding [to say] theat Colonel Edmonds informs him that the troops are greatly delayed at Milledgeville for want of transportation; that the wagons at the time of starting of his (Colonel Edmonds') brigade were then one day behind time, and had not then arrived. Furthermore, that the wagons [were] delayed at Mayfield for the purpose of taking passengers and furniture of refugees; that many wagons encountered were so loaded. I am directed to say that you must attend to this matter, and remove the obstacles to a speedy transportation of troops.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. W. MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.