Telegram.General Taylor reports enemy left Memphis on 21st, moving on State Line road. His advance reached Lafayette depot, 11 A. M. 20th. Force—two brigades negroes, one of white cavalry. Object of movement not developed. Have nothing official from Hood.Geo. Wm. Brent, Col., and A. A. G.
Telegram.General S. D. Lee reports from Florence he will be at Okolona in a few days. States he would be glad to have General Beauregard's views in regard to recent events in Tennessee. There are no advices whatever from that quarter, and I do not understand General Lee's telegraph. Am apprehensive that some reverse may have occurred.Geo. Wm. Brent, Col., and A. A. G.
Telegram.General Taylor as proposed.Jeffn. Davis.
Telegram.Augusta, Ga., Jan. 3d, 1865:9 P. M.I have selected a defensive line behind Brier Creek in Georgia to connect with Salkehatchie line; have ordered General Smith to have it reconnoitred and report to you. I leave in morning.
Telegram.Charleston and Montgomery received. Steps are being taken to execute your orders therein contained, but a certain time is absolutely necessary that the army may have some rest and obtain a supply of shoes and clothing. I am assembling army at Tupelo for these purposes. It is important that you should visit this army before the projected move if you can leave your present position.
Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office, Richmond, Jan. 6th, 1865.
Extract—Special orders, no. 4:* * * XVI. The Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida will hereafter include, besides the States of South Carolina and Florida, that portion of