War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1186 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., February 14, 1865-10 a. m.

Major General W. HAMPTON,

Commanding Sub-District, Columbia, S. C.:

If report be confirmed, order in my name General Wheeler to concentrate forthwit for the defense of Columbia, either by joining his forces to yours of by attacking enemy in flank and rear. Order also Generals Cheatham and Stewart to hasten their movement on Columbia, or join Wheeler, as circumstance may best require. Be careful dispatches do not fall into the hands of the enemy.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 14, 1865. -10 a. m.

General W. HAMPTON,

Commanding Sub-District, Columbia, S. C. ;

Order to Wheeler must not include Dibrell's brigade or equivalent ordered by General Hardee to guard McLaws's right flank from Four Hole Swamp to Santee and crossing of Santee.

G. T. BEUREGARD.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 14, 1865.

General BEAUREGARD:

Enemy demonstrating at Thewitz Ferry; think they will cross there. Re-enforcement should go to Kingsville. Think movement against this place serious. All quiet in front.

WADE HAMPTON,

Major-General.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 14, 1865-3. 30 p. m.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Charleston, S. C.:

Enemy's infantry four miles from Congragee Creek bridge and reported advancing. Other columns of infantry moving on road toward Lexington Court-House.

WADE HAMPTON,

Major-General.

COLUMBIA, S. C., February 14, 1865-1. 45 p. m.

General JOSEPH WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry, &c.:

General Beauregard orders you to concentrate forthwith for the defense of Columbia, either by joining your forces to those of General Hampton or by attacking enemy in flank or rear.

ALB. FERRY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

AUGUSTA, GA., February 14, 1865-8 a. m.

General ALFRED IVERSON, Green's Cut:

GENERAL: Cheatham was ordered to move at daylight this morning. The order for the exchange of Enfields to be turned over to him was issued on the 11th, repeated on the 12th and 13th. Through some