A. Yes, sir; all the troops in Columbia were from the 15th Corps, save such stragglers as may have strayed in from other commands. * * * Jas. O. Clephane, United States Commissioner.
Appendix to chapter XLVII.
General Beauregard's instructions to General Hardee.
Headquarters, Military division of the West, Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 26th, 1865. Lieut.-Genl. W. J. Hardee, Cheraw, S. C.:
General,—The enemy at last accounts having been at Rocky Mount and Peay's Ferry, on the Catawba River, and it being still undetermined whether he will move thence on this place or upon Fayetteville, N. C., via Cheraw, you will please concentrate your forces as rapidly as possible at the latter place, and there hold them in readiness to move at a moment's notice, either on this point, as already instructed, or to oppose his advance as long as possible should he march by the way of Cheraw, in which event Hampton's cavalry will cooperate with you.
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