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RIDGEWAY, S. C., February 18, 1865.

Governor MAGRATH,

Winnsborough, S. C.:

General Butler reports enemy advancing on Killian's Mill. I will probably be in Winnsborough to-morrow.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RIDGEWAY, S. C., February 18, 1865.

Governor ISHAM G. HARRIS,

Care of Governor Magrath,

Winnsborough, S. C.:

Can you give any information of Cheatham's movements and the burning about Alston?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Augusta, Ga., February 18, 1865.

Man. N. W. SMITH,

Chief Quartermaster, Field Transportation:

MAJOR: In reply to your communication of the 17th instant in relation to the wagon train between Mayfield and Midway, I have the honor to state that Major P. B. Lee, assistant inspector-general, was the officer selected to carry out the instructions of General Beauregard. In view of your request that the wagon train might be placed under the charge of some other quartermaster, and the recommendation of Major W. F. Ayer, chief quartermaster, Army of Tennessee, you will make the necessary arrangements with him for its transfer to the chief quartermaster of the enemy.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RIDGEWAY, S. C., February 18, 1865.

Captain SHARP,

Assistant Quartermaster, Winnsborough, S. C.:

Major Trout has been ordered to send here 15,000 rations. He is at Chesterville and wants transportation. Please see to it at once. Trout wants an engine.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RIDGEWAY, S. C., February 18, 1865.

Major TROUT,

Chesterville, S. C.:

Have telegraphed to Captain Sharp, but communicate with him and obtain the necessary transportation for the 15,000 rations.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.