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

General HARDEE,

Charleston, S. C.:

General Hood is not in Columbia.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

[FEBRUARY 11, 1865. -For Hardee to Cooper, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 1070.]

CITY, February 11, 1865-10. 15 p. m.

Fleet-Officer TUCKER,

Ram Charleston:

Enemy attacked Simkins to-night. Barges reported between Morris Island and Fort Johnson. Please send out your iron-clads and drive them off.

HARDEE,

General.

CHARLESTON, February 11, 1865-1. 35 p. m.

Colonel W. D. PICKETT:

What is the condition of affairs on your front; and what news from Wheeler's cavalry?

WM. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

February 11, 1865.

Lieutenant F. M. HALL,

Engineer Corps, Adam's Run, S. C.:

Proceed to Parker's Ferry with your force to defend the crossing. Make no clearing except underbrush and no work heavier than rifle pits. Bring your force to city as soon as this is finished for discharge.

W. H. ECHOLS,

Major and Chief of Engineers.

CITY, February 11, 1865-7 a. m.

Colonel RHETT,

Battery Bee:

Send Le Gardeur's battery as soon as possible.

P. N. PAGE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATTERY BEE, February 11, 1865-4. 15 p. m.

Colonel RHETT,

Corner Vanderhorst and Thomas Streets, City:

General Pemberton will be at Fort Sumter at dark this p. m.

P. N. PAGE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.