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Telegram.

Charleston, S. C., Feb. 10th, 1865.
Genl. Beauregard:
I feel sure your presence here, if possible, would do great service at this juncture.


Telegram.

I have just arrived here. Will join you as soon as practicable. Meanwhile I advise concentration from the Combahee on the Edisto line.


Telegram.

Charleston, S. C., Feb. 11th, 1865.
Genl. Beauregard:
Do you direct that the agreement made on the 2d inst. be carried into effect immediately? Please answer at once.

W. J. Hardee, Lieut.-Genl.
Yes—undoubtedly.


Telegram.

Charleston, S. C., Feb. 12th, 1865.
Genl. Beauregard:
General Wright has been withdrawn from Ashepoo across Edisto, and enemy having crossed North Edisto near Orangeburg, McLaws is retiring from Branchville to the Four-hole swamp. Sixteen transports appeared in Bull's Bay to-day.

W. J. Hardee, Lieut.-Genl.

Telegram.

Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865.
Genl. Beauregard:
Scouts report enemy camped on State road, 15th Corps in front, 20th next, 10th next, think 14th in rear. Prisoner from Kilpatrick's wagon train reports him on Blackville and Columbia road—says they are marching on Columbia.

Wade Hampton, Major-Genl.

Telegram.

Columbia, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865.
Genl. Beauregard:
Enemy demonstrating at Thewitz ferry; think they will cross there. Reinforcements should go to Kingsville. Think movement against this place serious. All quiet in front.

Wade Hampton, Major-Genl.

Telegram.

Kingsville, S. C., Feb. 14th, 1865.
Genl. Beauregard:
The enemy appeared in force at the railroad bridge at 12 M., to-day; after skirmishing awhile, our forces fell back across the bridge and burned the bridge. Scouts brought in prisoner of 17th Army Corps, who says that corps near Fort Motte, 15th Army Corps confronting Columbia. All quiet to-night.

H. D. Clayton, Major-Genl.

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