War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1158 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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COLUMBIA, S. C., February 11, 1865.

Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,

Charleston, S. C. ;

Having much to attend to here and having given you my views relative to your future movements, I do not deem it necessary to visit Charleston now, especially being unwell to-day. I have ordered Wheeler to support Stevenson, and Cheatham to come here soon as practicable.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 11, 1865.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding Department, Charleston, S. C.:

My dispatch was written under supposition you still held lower Combahee line, and I advisted shortening your coast line to the Edisto, thence to Branchville, in anticipation of other movement since recommended.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, February 11, 1865.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Charleston, S. C.:

Send here soon as practicable the siege-train guns and all available rilfed guns on siege carriages, with their ammunition.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 11, 1865.

Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,

Commanding Department, Charleston, S. C.:

Should General Ripley be still in Charleston inquire for reason he has not joined his brigade in Augusta, and order him there forthwith, via Columbia. Should he disobey, send him in arrest.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 11, 1865.

General HARDEE,

Charleston, S. C.:

Have you constructed a bridge across Santee above or below Northeastern Railroad bridge? Use ferry and rice boats along that tiver.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 11, 1865.

Lieutenant -General HARDEE,

Commanding Department, Charleston, S. C.:

Order all ferry-boats along Santee destroyed or sunk along north bank of river, if not required for bridge above or below Northeastern Railroad bridge.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.