War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1140 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX

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WILMINGTON, February 9, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAKER,

Goldsborough:

Enemy have landed troops for two days past at Fort Fisher. The movement in your front may be a demonstration. Keep advised.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

[FEBRUARY 10, 1865-For Hardee to Davis, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 1070.]

AUGUSTA, GA., February 10, 1865.

Major R. J. MOSES,

Commissary State of Georgiia, Planters' Hotel:

MAJOR: Your letter received. The road to Washington has been ordered to be put in repair at once. I will see at once to the reception of the tithes. Be good enough to let me know where I can reach you by telegraph on leaviing the city.

Respectfully, you obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Augusta, February 10, 1865.

Mr. W. M. HIGHT:

SIR: I am instructed by General Beauregard to say that you are authorized to call upon the citizens adjacent to the Washington Branch, Georgiia Railroad, for such lumber, wagons, and labor as they are willing to contrubute for the repairs of that road, and for all of which the Government will pay a just compensation. Captain L. P. Grant, engineer, has been requested to furnish you iron, spikes, &c., sufficient to place the road before mentioned in thorough repair. Inclosed is an order* directing the assistant commissary of subsistence at Barnett's Station and Washington to issue, upon your requisition, rations for 200 negro laborers.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 10, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD:

General Hardee is very anxious for you to come here, if only for one dday, as you did in Savannah. It would be a great relief to him. He desires me so to inform you.

A. R. CHISOLM,

Aide-de-Camp.

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*Omitted.

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