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WINNSBOROUGH, S. C., February 19, 1865-1 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HAMPTON,

Doko or Ridgeway, S. C.:

Colonel Ashby reports enemy at 10. 45 a. m. to be advancing in heavy force five miles below Bell's Mills, on the Columbia and Winnsboroughu road. Please communicate with General Wheeler.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WINNSBOROUGH, S. C., February 19, 1865-1. 15 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HAMPTON,

Doko or Ridgeway, S. C.:

I am just leaving here. You had better push on before communication is cut off. I shall stop at White Oak, with Stevenson's command.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

White Oak, S. C., February 19, 1865-4. 15 p. m.

Lieutenant General W. HAMPTON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: General Beauregard directs me to inform you that the trains and infantry will turn off from this place, taking the road via Hazelwood and Rich Hill to Landsford, on the Catawba; thence they will move along the east bank of the Catawba to Belair; thence to Charlotte. He desires your cavalry to conform its movements accordingly, protecting the flanks and rear of the column. Thirty thousand rations are still at Chesterville; if not needed by you, let the order be given for their removal. Should the report of the advance of the enemy in this direction be confirmed, the trains and troops will leave here about daylight in the morning.

Respectuflly, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. OTEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WHITE OAK, February 19, 1865-11. 45 p. m.

Lieutenant-General HAMPTON,

Winnsborough, S. C.:

Doctor Cameron, of Reynolds' brigade, and Private Cameron, of Company B, Fourth South Carolina Cavalry, report a brigade of the enemy's cavalry one mile and a quarter from Youngsville, on the Little River road, moving on Yungsville. General Beauregard directs me to inform you to if, and desires proper steps be taken to arrest their progress and destroy them, if possible.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.