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force on the island but the movement is believed to be a demonstra- tion. There is an increase to-day of eighteen steamers off the bar. A barge attack made to-night upon Battery Simkins was repulsed. W. J. HARDEE, Lieutenant- General. General S. COOPER. CHARLESTON, February 12, 186510 a. m. (Received 12.45 13th.) I have just returned from Orangeburg and Branchvifle. it is believed the enemy is in heavy force between the Capler * and South Fork of Edisto, near Orangeburg and about it. Is not certain whether enemy intend going to Columbia or to Charleston. Enemy not in force near Branchvihle or below. All quiet on water front this morning. W. J. HARDEE, Lieutenant- General. President DAVIS. CHARLESTON, February 12, 1865. (Received 5.20 13th.) Wright has been withdrawn from the Ashepoo across the Edisto, and the enemy having crossed the North Edisto near Orangeburg, MeLaws is retiring from Branchville to the line of Four-Hole Swamp. Sixteen transports appeared in Bulls Bay to-day. W. J. HARDEE, Lieutenant- General. General S. COOPER. CHARLESTON, February 15, 1865. (Received 16th.) Since my dispatch of this date General Beauregard has reiterated evacuation of Charleston. I will accordingly proceed with the move- ment. W. J. HARDEE, Lieutenant- General. President DAVIS. KINGSTREE, February 19, 1865. Charleston was successfully evacuated Friday night and Saturday morning. W. J. HARDEE, Lieutenant- General. General S. COOPER. HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Cheraw, S. C., February 26, 18652 p. rn. GENERAL: Your dispatches have been received and your instruc- tions will be carried out as far as practicable. The movements of the enemy indicate an intention of going either to Darhington, Florence, or * Cipher.
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