War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1164 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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that the spirit of General Beauregard's order could be carried out and still delay the business until the enemy' reaches the river bank at Hamburg. This certainly could be done if pitch and tar were held in readiness to facilitate the burning.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

J. WHEELER,

Major-General, Commanding Cavalry.

GRANITEVILLE, February 11, 1865.

(Received 1 p. m.)

General WHEELER;

A strong infantry force will be here by 2 o'clock. I congratulate you on your success. Many stragglers from your command?

Respectfully,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

GRANITEVILLE, February 11, 1865.

(Received 2. 30.)

General WHEELER:

I am here with Cleburne's division, Cheatham's corps; 1, 200 men.

Communicate with me.

J. A. SMITH,

Brigadier-General.

GOLDSBOROUGH, February 11, 1865.

(Received 8. 40.)]

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

(Cape General Cooper, Richmond.)

Reliable scouts report five regiments (about 3,000 men) arrived at Morehead; part have come to New Berne. Large number of negroes cutting cross-ties. Roads bad at present. This is corroborated by a lady just come out from New Berne, who says a division had arrived a day or two after Grant left.

Respectfully.

L. S. BAKER,

Brigadier-General.

MONTGOMERY, ALA., February 11, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE WILLIAM BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Augusta, Ga.:

I fear the removal of headquarters from here immediately after the transfer of troops to the east will have a depressing effect upon the country.

J. B. EUSTIS,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MONTGOMERY, ALA., February 11, 1865.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Augusta, Ga.:

The quartermaster here reports that it will require six weeks to ship stores necessary for the use and subsistence of the army, as the mules