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CHARLESTON, S. C., February 16, 1865.

General BEUREGARD:

Your telegram from Columbia received. On receipt of your dispatch yesterday from Florence, preparations been again pushed forward. The movement will begin to-day, and be carried out without delay.

W. J. HARDEE,

Lieutenant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 16, 1865.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD:

General Hardee has been sick in bed for two days, threatened with typhoid fever. His surgeon says he must be sent off to-morrow. I have telegraphed General McLaws, who is the next in rank, to come to Charleston and take command.

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, February 16, 1865.

Major-General McLAWS:

General Hardee has been sick in bed for two days, and must be sent off to-morrow. He desires you to turn over your command, your instructions, and your staff to the next in rank, and come here at once to take command. Have you an engine that you can come down on? Otherwise, I will send you one.

T. B. ROY.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Morning report of Harrison's Brigade, comanded by Colonel George P. Harrison.

Present for duty Present

Commands Total Aggregate Total Aggregate

5th Georgia Railroad 180 205 259 290

(Daniel)

32nd Georgia Railroad 242 256 310 328

(Bacon)

47th Georgia Regiment 155 169 191 206

(Connor)

1st South Carolina 40 43 46 49

Cavalry (dismounted)

(Trezevant)

Grand total 617 673 806 873

GEO. P. HARRISON, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding.

TWO MILES AND A HALF FROM DEAN'S BRIDGE,

February 16, 1865.

BATTERY BEE,

February 16, 1865-1 p. m.

Captain PAGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, City:

The following dispatch has been received from Andersonville:

The number of the fleet remains the same at 12 this noon as at 11. 10 last p. m. Two barges were quite busy sounding in front of Palmetto Point. One came in quite