NP, RCF 12/20/1864

From the Raleigh Confederate
December 20, 1864
The Raid on the Mobile & Great Northern Railroad
Charleston, December 22, 1864
To Gen. S. Cooper,
   On the 16th instant, the enemy, eight hundred strong, occupied Pollard. After burning the Government and railroad buildings, they retired in the direction they came.
   They were pursued thirty miles, losing a portion of their transportation, baggage and supplies, and leaving many dead negro troops on the road.
   Our forces, commanded by General Liddell, acted with spirit and gallantry.
G. T. Beauregard, General