HEADQUARTERS ALLEN'S CAVALRY DIVISION,
Graham's House, February 4, 1865.
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
LIEUTENANT: In replay to your note dated 4. 50 p. m. this day I have the honor to say that I have already sent three couriers to Colonel Crews, directing him to take position as designated by the note alluded to. I will, however, send to him again at once, conveying your instructions in full. There is a courier-line established from Barnwell Court-House to Augusta, via Dunbar's Mills, also one from Morris' Ford to Blackville.
Your obedient servant,
WM. W. ALLEN,
MIDWAY, Feburary 4, 1865.
Colonel Ashby has arrived with his brigade. I will cover the road from Cowpen Ford with Harrison's brigade and that from Odom's Ford with Ashby's brigade, blockading the swamps and destroying the bridges at both places. All information I gain regarding the strength and movements I will report to Lieutenant-Colonel Pickett.
W. T. C. HUMES,
HEADQUARTERS HUMES' DIVISION CAVALRY,
February 4, 1865.
I have burnt and completely destroyed the bridges over Little Salkehatchie at Cowpen or Caprnter's Ford.
W. Y. C. HUMES,
HEADQUARTERS DIVISION CAVALRY,
February 4, 1865-7. 15 o'clock.
Lieutenant M. G. HUDSON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Wheeler's Corps:
LIEUTENANT: You mote of 11. 30 of last night is just received instructing me to move at daylight for Morris' Ford. I will move at once.
G. G. DIBRELL,
Colonel, Commanding Division Cavalry.
AUGUSTA, February 4, 1865-2 p. m.
The Yankees forced McLaws back toward Branchville yesterday. This will cause a move on our part. I will apprise you of it. In the meanwhile delay the Yankees as musch as possible. Smith and Browne