War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1166 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C. S. GA., AND FLA. Chapter LIX.

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COLUMBIA, S. C., February 12, 1865-9. 30 p. m.

Captain A. R. CHISOLM:

(Care of Colonel T. D. Wagner, Charleston, S. C.)

I will leave here to-morrow for Charleston.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

[FEBRUARY 12, 1865. - For Hardee to Davis, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 1071.]

[FEBRUARY 12, 1865. -For Hardee to Cooper, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 1071.]

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 12, 1865-7 a. m.

Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,

Commanding Department, Charleston, S. C.:

Be careful enemy do not strike Northeastern Railroad and bridge by passing between Four Hole Swamp and Santee. Guard well that bridge and crossings of that river.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 12, 1865-9 a. m.

Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,

Commanding Department, Charleston, S. C.:

You can better judge of the precise moment for commencing the movement referred to in your telegram of yesterday. I am of opinion that you have not much time to lose to accomplish it successfully.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 12, 1865-9 a. m.

Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,

Commanding Department, Charleston, S. C.:

Wheeler reported he had gone toward Augusta in obedience to your instructions, leaving 1,400 men to support Stevenson and McLaws. Former officer reports not having yet seen them. Present management of the cavalry surpasses my understanding.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 12, 1865-10 a. m.

Lieutenant-General HARDEE,

Commanding Department, Charleston, S. C.:

General Ripley's leave was canceled by War Department. He ought to be with his command, now fronting enemy near Augusta.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.