these headquarters, is hereby assigned to duty in Seventeenth Corps, and being senior, officer, will, during the absence of Major-General Blair, command the corps.
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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
WM. T. CLARK,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 275.
Washington, October 24, 1864.
By direction of the President, Major General N. J. T. Dana, U. S. Volunteers, Is assigned to the command of the SIXTEENTH Army Corps.
By order of the secretary of War:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
October 24, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM T. CLARK,
COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs me to state that the command arrived at this point (one miles beyond Leesburg and about four north of King's Hill) at 6 o'clock and bivouacked for the night at the cross-road from center to Guntersville. He directs me to state that the cavalry command of Brigadier-General Elliott was followed up by small squads of rebel cavalry to the crossing of Yellow Creek. We found them at Leesburg and skirmished lightly, driving them from our front.
I am, respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 153.
Near Little River, Ala., October 24, 1864.
I. The Fifteenth Army Corps will move at once in light marching order on a reconnaissance, in conjunction with General Elliott's cavalry.
Brigadier General W. B. Hazen, commanding Second DIVISION, will have the advance, with one battery in rear of the leading brigade, and Brigadier-General Woods will follow with two brigades and another battery, leaving the remaining brigade at the river crossing in charge of camps and remaining artillery.
The chief of Artillery Brigade will designate the batteries to accompany the column.
Only a small section of the ambulance train and two wagons of ammunition will follow each DIVISION.
Brigadier-General Hazen will report as soon as he is ready to start.
By order of Major General P. Joseph Osterhaus:
FRED K. WHITEHEAD,