War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1198 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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bridge and to enfilade it. Construct works on this side to keep enemy's batteries as far from city as possible. The city must then be held as long as circumstances will permit to give time to our re-enforcements to arrive. When forced back retire toward Winnsborough.

I will see you in the morning.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

AUGUSTA, GA., February 15, 1865.

Major N. W. SMITH,

Chief Inspector, Field Transportation:

MAJOR: I wish to place 1,000 or 1,500 men on the Edgefield plank road, about ten miles from the city, to guard approach in that direction. It will be impossible to do so without wagons for supplies and baggage. What can you do toward supplying Stewart's corps so that it may move as soon as concentrated?

Respectfully,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF GEORGIA,

February 15, 1865.

Major-General WALTHALL:

GENERAL: You will take charge of the troops at Graniteville and Bath. A regiment with two pieces of artillery should be at the latter place. Major Hamilton was directed to send you a battery. Colonel Hannon's brigade, with the exception of 100 men, is ordered off to-morrow. The force left is directed to watch your front and to report to you for orders.

Respectfully,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

AUGUSTA, GA., February 15, 1865.

Captain HAZZARD:

If you can be useful in harassing the Yankees and stopping marauding remain until the 10th. I wish you by all means to keep us constantly apprised of any movement of the Yankees this way by the plank road from Edgefield.

Respectfully,

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.

AUGUSTA, GA., February 15, 1865-9 p. m.

Major-General CHEATHAM:

GENERAL: I send you dispatch with transportation. Wathall will follow you to-morrow. As he has no cavalry, that with you ought to cover his flank also, if possible.

D. H. HILL,

Major-General.