January 16, 1865: Sherman’s coming

William J. Hardee

Hardee and his troops report Sherman’s forces advancing into South Carolina.

Official Records:


MONTGOMERY, ALA., January 16, 1865.
General G. T. BEAUREGARD,
Tupelo, Miss.:

General Hardee reports on 14th instant enemy in heavy force advancing from Beaufort, by Port Royal Ferry Landing, on our position at Pocotaligo.

GEORGE WM. BRENT,
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS HUMES’CAVALRY DIVISION,
Cypress Creek, S. C., January 16, 1865.
Lieutenant M. G. HUDSON,
Aide-de-Camp, &c.:

LIEUTENANT: To-day about 12 m. about one regiment of Yankee cavalry drove my pickets back to Gilhsonville. I have sent to ascertain the particulars. A portion of Colcock’s regiment came up this morning and reported that a Yankee raiding party-they did not know the numbers-came up from below Grahamville toward Grahamville. I do not think they will advance farther to-day.

Very respectfully, lieutenant, your obedient servant,
W. Y. C. HUMES,
Brigadier-General.

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