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AUFUSTA, February 6, 1865.

Major General D. H. HILL,

Commanding, &c., Augusta, Ga.:

GENERAL: General Beauregard desires me to call your attention to the fact that it has been represented to him there is more tobacco than cotton accumulated in Augusta. He desires that as soon as you shall have made the necessary arrangements for preventing the cotton from falling into the hands of the enemy you will take the proper steps to prevent the tobacco stored in this city from being also seized by the wnemy. If necessary, it would be effectually destroyed by being thrown into the river.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Augusta, February 6, 1865.

Major General D. H. HILL.

Commanding, &c., Augusta, Ga.:

GENERAL: General Beauregard desires that you will direct General Ferguson, with his command, to move here, and that General Iverson be instructed, in addition to watching closely in his front, to send out scouting parties toward the Ogeechee, to observe the movements of the enemy in that direction. Instruct General Ferguson to report promptly his arrival on Brier Creek.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUSTA, February 6, 1865.

Brigadier-general FRY,

Commanding at Augusta:

GENERAL: General Beauregard desires that you will halt the Federal prisoners reported to be at Mayfield at once, and in his name order them back to Andersonville, or sich orher place in Georgia where the Federal prisouers may be confined.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GRAHAM'S, February 6, 1865-11. 50 p. m.

General BEAUREGARD:

Enemy will certainluy take possession of railroad to-morrow, and I ahall get between him and Augusta. I have sent one brigade to re-enforce Colonel Crews, who is now between enemy and Augusta. Should he move toward Columbia, I will cross bridge above and get in his front. I have ordered all bridges below Holman's Bridge destroyed.

J. WHEELER,

Major-General.