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HEADQUARTERS FIFTH TENNESSEE CAVALRY,

In the Field, February 11, 1865.

General McLAWS,

Branchville, S. C.:

GENERAL: Having learned that the enemy had crossed the river at a point two miles above Rowe's Station, I sent a scout to ascertain the facts. Since I sent the scout Lieutenant D. R. Wilson, who commands my pickets at Rowe's Pump, sends me a couried stating that it is false as to enemy having crossed river. There has no enemy crossed river as yet. I have a scout gone go said point at this time, who will report to me to-night. If anything should take place worthy of note I will dispatch you at once. Lieutenant Wilson disptatches me that some of our cavalry had crossed river on scout. On returning to river, the infantry pickets took fright and ran off, reporting the enemy when it was our own men. Lieutenant Wilson dispatches this as coming from General Palmer, who commands infantry force at said pump and bridge.

I am, your obedient servant,

W. W. LILLARD,

Captain, Commanding Fifth Regiment Tennessee Cavalry.

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

Major-General STEVENSON,

Orangeburg, S. C.:

It is desirable to hold the line referred to long as practicable. Wheeler says he left you 800 cavalry. Where are they?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, S. C. February 11, 1865.

Major-General STEVENSON,

Orangeburg, S. C.:

It is desirable to hold the line referred to long as practicable. Wheeler says he left you 800 cavalry. Where are they?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

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

Major-General STEVENSON,

Orangeburg, S. C.:

General Beauregard wishes you to communicate directly with him at this place. Your dispatches will then be laid before Governor Magrath.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLUMBIA, February 11, 1865-9. 40 p. m.

General STEVENSON:

It is desirable to hold your present line as long as practicable, but at the same time you must use your disrection so as not to jeopardize your command.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

HEADQUARTERS LEE'S CORPS,

Orangeburg, February 11, 1865.

General PETTUS,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: March your troops at once to this place. Get in communication with the cavalry, and direct the commander to occupy the position near Rowe's Bridge.

By command of Major General C. L. Stevenson:

J. W. RATCHFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.