War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1080 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS ALLEN'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Naner's House, February 2, 1865.

Lieutenant M. G. HUDSON,

Aide-de-Camp and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Wheeler's Corps:

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to inform you that I have established my headquarters at this point (Manter's house), near the intersection of the road we traveled this evening with the road crossing the Orangeburg road at Owen's Cross-Roads. I left a picket at the crossing west of Loper's Cross-Roads, and have a regiment on the road leading near my headquarters to Owen's Cross-Roads, which pickets also a road crossing the Orangeburg road at a point north of the latter point.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. W. ALLEN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUAETERS HUME'S DIVISION CAVALRY,

February 2, 1865.

Lieutenant HUDSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Wheeler's Corps:

LIEUTENANT: The enemy are now in one mile of our headquarters. General Humes moved early this morning to the Salkehatchie road to meet the enemy. He left only one regiment (Fith Tennessee) here. We cannot stop the enemy long. General Humes ordered the bridges destroyed across Salkehatchie Swamp. This will be done, if possible. The enemy are pressing very hard. I sent General Humes a courier informing him that he could not return by way of his old headquarters. His wagon trains are moving toward Duck Branch Post-Office. I thought proper to inform you of this.

Very respectfully, lieutenant, your obedient servant,

CHAS. A. ELDER,

Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS ANDERSON'S BRIGADE,

Smart's House, February 2, 1865-3. 20 p. m.

Lieutenant M. G. HUDSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

LIEUTENANT: The order from the major-general for me to proceed to near Allendale is received. Am I to leave at once or still await the arrival of Colonel Dibrell, as before ordered?

R. H. ANDERSON,

Brigarier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

Broxton's Bridge, February 2, 1865.

General HUMES,

Commanding Cavalry Division:

GENERAL: Major-General McLaws directs that you dismount about 300 of your men when you reach Morris' Ford, and place them in the intrenchments to support a battery of artillery, which is now there unsuported, and to hold the position.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. W. B. ELLIOTT.