OR, Series 1, Vol. 44, Part 1, Page 449

December 22, 1864 (Received 23d)
   On the 16th instant enemy, 800 strong, occupied Pollard. After burning Government and railroad buildings {three railroads met in Pollard -- the Alabama & Florida (of Alabama), the Alabama & Florida (of Florida) and the Mobile & Great Northern RR}, retreated in the direction they came. They were pursued thirty miles, losing a portion of their transportation, baggage, and supplies, leaving many dead negro troops on the road. Our forces, commanded by General Liddell, acted with spirit and gallantry.
G. T. Beauregard
(Same to President, Secretary of War, and General Bragg)