War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 1260 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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meet you at those points to give you information of the enemy's movements, if threatening or necessary. At Cheraw you will find seven days' supplies, provisions and forage. Should you not have advanced to the vicinity of Columbia you will wait further orders at or about Newberry. Should the enemy move, however (as is now reported), across the Catawba and thence eastwardly, instead of directly on Chesterville by the best or safest route, where cars will await your arrival to bring you to this place.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

P. S. - 2. 30 p. m. - Having just learned that you had arrived at Jones' Ferry, you will proceed at once to Chesterville or by the route already laid down by Lieutenant-General Hampton. *

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Augusta, Ga., February 23, 1865.

COMMANDANT POST,

Comak, Ga.:

SIR: It is the direction of General Beauregard that you see that no delay occurs, and facilitate the forwarding of subsistence stores consigned to Major H. Cranston, commissary of subsistence, Augusta, Ga., for Barnett.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE WEST,

Augusta, Ga., February 23, 1865.

Colonel A. RUDLER,

Commandant Post, Washington, Ga.:

COLONEL: General Beauregard directs that you will turn over the command of the post at Washington to Colonel John B. Weems and report promptly to Brigadier-General Fry, Augusta, for orders.

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

GEORGE WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLOTTE, N. C., February 23, 1865.

Major N. R. CHAMBLISS,

Salisbury, N. C.:

Ordnance officer not yet arrived. You had better send some ont to take charge of ammunition and let in remain here until needed.

JOHN M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See 1. 30 p. m., p. 1261.

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