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CITY, February 10, 1865-7. 30 p. m.

Colonel RHETT,

Battery Bee:

Send Captain Le Gardeur to James Iisland. Sent to McCormick's Landing at once and stop the steamer for him if it is still there.

TALIAFERRO,

General.

ORANGEBURG, February 10, 1865-3. 30 a. m.

Governor MAGRATH:

The enemy have effected a lodgment at Binnaker's, which will probably force us to retiire from that line.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

ORANGEBURG, February 10, 1865-6 a. m.

General McLAWS:

I am now satisfied that they are advancing in force from the river. I will guard the North Edisto and keep you advised.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

ORANGEBURG, February 10, 1865-6 a. m.

General McLAWS:

If I have to abandon the South Edisto, now probable, I will cross Palmer at Rowe's Bridge, and hold the North Branch as long as possible.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

(Same to General Hardee.)

ORANGEBURG, February 10, 1865-8. 15 a. m.

General HARDEE:

We have been unable to dislodge the enemy at Binnaker's and the troops are retiring slowly before them. I will hold the North Edisto as long as possible.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

(Same to Governor Magrath and General McLaws.)

ORANGEBURG, February 10, 1865.

General McLAWS:

The enemy has driven the troops from Binnaker's and they are retiring on this point. Palmer had hone to their assistance and may check them. Have ordered Rowe's Bridge to be burned whenever Palmer passes it.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.