War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1240 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Augusta, Ga., February 21, 1865.

Major General W. W. LORING:

GENERAL: General Beauregard directs that you proceed with the troops under your orders to-day to join the force now operating north of the Saluda River, near Newberry. You will move by way of Edgefield Court-House, and cross the river, if practicable, at Lorick's Ferry. If Storrs' battalion should not be fully equipped, you will equip one battery by transfer of horses, &c., leaving the others here to be fitted up. No other wagons than those furnished you can be had.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Augusta, February 21, 1865-11. 45 p. m.

Lieutenant General A. P. STEWART, Commanding Corps, &c.:

GENERAL: The following, just received, is communicated for your information. You will conduct your future movements in accordance with the directions therein expressed. *

By command of General Beauregard:

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major-General Cheatham.)

ROCK HILL, February 21, 1865.

Major CHISMAN, Greensborough, N. C.:

If there be no commandant of post at Greensborough assume command. Arrest all stragglers and absentees from this army and return them. If there be a commandant of the post, transfer this order to him.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROCK HILL, February 21, 1865.

COMMANDANT OF POST AT SALISBURY, N. C.:

Arrest all stragglers and absentees from this army not provided with proper authority, and return them under guard. Inspect railroad cars, as many go by rail.

By command of General Beauregard:

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., February 21, 1865.

Governor Z. B. VANCE, Raleigh, N. C.:

I thank your for your patriotic proclamation,+ and trust you may promptly bring a large auxiliary force into the field. Time is all important to a success which will revive confidence.

JEFF'N DAVIS.

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*See Otey to Brent, 17th, p. 1209.

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+See p. 1187.