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HEADQUAR~PERS CAVALRY CORPS, Grahamville, January 5, 1865. General Anderson reports that the enemy have made no change to-day. He thinks that they are waiting to remove the obstructions in the roads. I am urging the work pushed forward on the railroad as rapidly as possible, and have offered the railroad all the assistance they can use. J. WHEELER, Major-General MOLAWS, ]liiajor- General. Pocotaligo. EIGHT MILES NORTH OF PTJRYSBURG, January 5, 18657 p. m. (Via Grahamville. Received 1 a. m. 6th.) Enemy but a short distance from here. We are falling back and obstructing the roads thoroughly, as it is the best way to cheek the enemy when they make their advance. The trestle near Savannah River has been destroyed. We are burning the railroad ties, and are giving every assistance to party taking up the track. J. WHEELER, Major-General MCLAWS, Major- General. Pocotaligo. EIGHT MILES NORTH OF PURYSBTJRG, January 6, 186512.45 a. m. (Via Grahamville. Received 9.45 a. in.) Scouts on the other side of the river report enemy retiring toward Kings Bridge, on Ogeechee River, and report that an intelligent negro just out of Savannah said Sherman was reviewing his army on the 3d, and Lincoln was expected iu Savannah soon. J. WHEELER, Major-General MOLAWS, Major- General. Pocotaligo. EIGHT MILES NORTH OF PURYSBIJRG, January 6, 18654.30 a. m. (Via Grahamville. Received 9.45 a. in.) The enemy crossed at New River bridge last evening, though the bridge had been thoroughly destroyed. It would have done no good to have sent artillery there, as the enemy could have crossed at any point above or below the bridge. Humes division has been sent to IDibrells assistance. I will go myself as soon as I get matters arranged here. J. WHEELER, Major-General MULAWS, G~sneral. Pocotaligo.
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