War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1104 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., C. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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be at work getting timber. We picked up four of them, sailors who straggled. They say (I give it for what it is worth) that Grant and Hancock were here a week ago; they are expecting re-enforcements; that a transport loaded with negro troops arrived last night; landed at Fisher. They knew, when asked, the number of guns in Fort Anderson. They say they are getting timber at Lamb to be used at Fisher. The party which landed the other day told the inhabitants the same thing.

HOHNSON HAGOOD,

Brigadier- General.

AUGUSTA, February 5, 1865.

Governor JOSEPH E. BROWN,

Macon, Ga.:

The crisis is again upon your State. I earnestly call on Your Excellency to cend at once ato General Smith, for the defence of Augusta, all the forces you can possibly put in the field. Any man who returns to the army an adsentee should be exempted.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

AUGUSTA, February 5, 1865.

Governor A. G. MAGRATH,

Columbia, S. C.:

The crisis is again upon your State. I earnestly call on Your Excellency to assemble at Columbia all the available forces of the State, exmpting, however, any one who will return an absentee to the army.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[FEBRUARY 6, 1865. - For General Orders, Numbers 3, Adrutant and Inspector General's Office, announcing appointment of General R. E. Lee as General-in-Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States, see LVol. XLVI, Part II, p. 1205.]

AUGUSTA, February 6, 1865.

(Received 12. 30 p. m. 7th.)

General S. COOPER:

Sherman is reported to nave now six corps-Fourteenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth, Nineteenth, Twentieth, and Twenty-third-amonting probably to about 54. 000 infantry and artillery, with about 4. 000 cavalry.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

[FEBRUARY 6, 1865. - For Hardee to Davis, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 1070.]

[FEBRUARY 6, 1865. - For Hardee to Cooper, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 1070.]