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HEADQUARTERS ALLEN'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Graham's House, February 4, 1865.

Lieutenant HUDSON,

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,

Brigadier-General.

MIDWAY, Feburary 4, 1865.

Major-General WHEELER:

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,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS HUMES' DIVISION CAVALRY,

February 4, 1865.

Major-General McLAWS,

Commanding, &c.:

I have burnt and completely destroyed the bridges over Little Salkehatchie at Cowpen or Caprnter's Ford.

Respectfully, &c.,

W. Y. C. HUMES,

Brigadier-General.

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.

Very respectfully,

G. G. DIBRELL,

Colonel, Commanding Division Cavalry.

AUGUSTA, February 4, 1865-2 p. m.

General IVERSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

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