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legrams to General Lee.> On his arrival at Augusta, General Beauregard was met by Lieutenant-GenBriar Creek, some twenty-five miles south of Augusta, with their headquarters at or near Green's Crtion of his cavalry was to fall back towards Augusta, covering that place. 3d. Should the enemriar Creek (about twenty-five miles south of Augusta) should be removed as soon as the stores were Headquarters, Military division of the West, Augusta, Feb. 5th, 1865. Respectfully forwarded topon issued to Major-General Stevenson: Augusta, Feb. 3d, 1865. General,—General Beauregarhold at present: Charleston, Branchville, and Augusta. Sherman is now apparently moving on Branchvbbeville, S. C. G. T. Beauregard. 2. Augusta, Ga., Feb. 3d, 1865. To his Excellency Presidentreaching Branchville, would attempt to strike Augusta, Columbia, or Charleston. He was, no doubt, remainder of Wright's division to move via Summerville, thence to Groomsville, thence along Northe[13 more...]
, and not yet united at any, notwithstanding his unceasing efforts to bring them together—consisted of about five thousand men of the Army of Tennessee and the troops of the Department under General Hardee, amounting to about eleven thousand. Two thousand of the former, commanded by Major-General Stevenson, were near Charlotte. One thousand, under Lieutenant-General Stewart, were near Newberry, approaching Charlotte; and two thousand, under Major-General Cheatham, were between Newberry and Augusta, also marching towards Charlotte. The troops of the Department, under Lieutenant-General Hardee's command, were moving from Charleston to Cheraw. Eleven hundred of them were South Carolina militia and reserves, not expected to leave the State. General Johnston's Narrative of Military Operations, p. 572. The concentration of all their available forces within any given time, at any given place, was not the greatest obstacle that Generals Johnston and Beauregard had to overcome; the q
n and others will show how actively engaged he was in preparing troops for the front, and how, as usual, he was alive to the minutest necessity of the situation: 1. Raleigh, N. C., March 27th, 1865. Colonel Alfd. Roman, A. A. G., etc., Augusta, Ga.: Send unarmed troops as rapidly as possible, properly organized. Subsistence will be collected, as soon as practicable, at Newberry or Alston, on Broad River. Thence troops must march to Blackstocks or Winnsboroa. Major McCrady, at Charlth, 1865. General Jos. E. Johnston, near Smithfield, N. C.: General Lee General S. D. Lee. reported on 25th, from Pinckneyville, he will strike railroad at Catawba Bridge. Why so high He does not state. Colonel Roman reports yesterday from Augusta he will forward shortly eighteen hundred men, fully armed and equipped. He says arms and accoutrements are now exhausted there. General Holmes states that arms he had were issued by Colonel Hoke, at Charlotte, to Army of Tennessee. G. T. Be
le the convalescents and furloughed men, as well as all the stragglers and deserters he could reach; that he was in great need of cavalry with which to defend our communications and ascertain the movements of the enemy, all his scouts and couriers being persons too old or too young to be very efficient, who had patriotically offered their services, furnishing their own horses and equipments; that he was, however, daily expecting General Ferguson's brigade of cavalry, which was coming from Augusta, Ga., as rapidly as possible, and, in all likelihood, would reach Graham that day. General Beauregard, in his conference with the President, also told him that, from Macon, General Cobb reported that the enemy's cavalry had penetrated North Alabama, from the Tennessee River, threatening Tuscaloosa, Selma, and Montgomery; while another force of cavalry, supported by infantry and artillery, was advancing, through North Georgia, on Atlanta, Columbus, and Macon, where He, General Cobb, had but
Newberry, S. C., on May 5th.-he bids Adieu to those members of his Staff who were from South Carolina. his parting visit to Governor Pickens. he Passes through Augusta, Atlanta, West Point, and Montgomery, reaching Mobile on the 19th. is impressed by the depression of the people. how General Sherman could have been checked anded together, had cemented between them a friendship which no after-event could possibly impair. General Beauregard and the remainder of his party arrived at Augusta, Ga., during the afternoon of the 8th, after passing through Charlotte, N. C., Rockhill, Newberry, Edgefield, and Hamburg, S. C. He had stopped at Edgefield on the t outside of the town. At the Governor's kind and pressing invitation he and his staff remained there an entire day. General Beauregard prolonged his stay in Augusta several days, for the sake of the rest he so much needed after the fatigue and emotions of the last few weeks. He then started by rail for Atlanta, which he had
ill decide the point he shall have selected. Augusta can now be considered out of danger, and the soon as it shall reach Hardeeville, to go to Augusta via Charleston (transportation to be providedfensible line to the Savannah River, covering Augusta. 7. Colonel Gonzales will assign the fieldsire the movement of Lee's corps from here to Augusta, via Montgomery, Macon, and Milledgeville, shuregard: The enemy is moving rapidly upon Augusta. Hope that troops will be hurried up. Resth artillery? G. T. Beauregard. Augusta, Ga., Feb. 3d, 1865. Major-Genl. D. H. Hill, Gre, 1865. Major-Genl, Cheatham, Comdg. Corps, Augusta, Ga.: General Beauregard directs you to hast near he is to the latter place. 2d Route: Augusta, Edgefield, 96 Depot, on Greenville and Columavalry, if not indispensable to the safety of Augusta), to move to this place via Newberry, Unionvisaddles. There are none here on this side of Augusta. Send on to this point six hundred, or as ma[28 more...]
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