War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1168 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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Major-General STEVENSON,

Orangeburg, S. C.:

Be careful that no Government stores are lost as you retire. Save telegraph wire if possible, and destroy roads and bridges as you fall back.

By order of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major-General McLaws.)

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 12, 1865.

General STEVENSON,

Orangeburg, S. C.:

One train now at Kingsville. Another will be there at 3 p. m.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 12, 1865-7. 40 p. m.

Major-General STEVENSON,

Kingsville, or farther if not at Kingsville, S. C.:

Guard well the bridge over the Congaree, and destroy it only when forced to retire.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

ORANGEBURG, February 12, 1865.

(Received 10. 35.)

General McLAWS:

Very heavy skirmishing at Shilling's Bridge. The enemy are engageming us at this front with artillery placed in position last night.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

ORANGEBURG, February 12, 1865.

(Received 12 o'clock.)

General McLAWS:

When I retire from the Ediston I will cross a brigade at Five Notch crossing at Four Hole Swamp, and order them to Sandy Run to you.

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ROWE'S BRIDGE, S. C.,

February 12, 1865-12 m.

Major-General McLAWS,

Branchville, S. C.:

GENERAL: The enemy have made thei appearance in my front, driving my vedettes from the river to the works. They are in considerable