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which will act as rear guard to the DIVISION. The pioneer corps will make all necessary repairs to the road and bridges, that the command may be detained as little as possible.

By order of Brigadier General John M. Corse:

L. H. EVERTS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 17TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 156. Smyrna Camp-Ground, Ga., November 12, 1864.

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IV. The First and THIRD Brigades of this command will be prepared to move at once for the purpose of destroying that portion of the railroad assigned to this command. The men will carry two days' rations.

The camps will be left standing and the picket guard will remain where it is now stationed. Brigadier-General Fuller will march his brigade to a point half a mile south of Noonday Creek and will commence the work of destruction from that point, working southward.

Colonel Tillson will march his brigade to the south line of Marietta and commence the work of destruction, working northward. Colonel Tillson will take measures to prevent the burning of houses at Marietta.

Brigadier General J. W. Sprague, with his brigade, will remain in his present camp and will hold his men well in hand and be prepared for any emergency. The work of destruction will be finished to- night.

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By order of Major General Joseph A. Mower:

CHAS. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 17TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 63. Smyrna Camp-Ground, Ga., November 12, 1864.

This command will be prepared to march to-morrow at 9 a. m.

Order of march: First, pioneer, corps; second, First Brigade, Brigadier General J. W. Fuller commanding; THIRD, Second Brigade, Brigadier General J. W. Sprague commanding; fourth, ambulance corps; fifth, ordnance train; sixth DIVISION and brigade headquarters wagons' seventh, regimental wagons; eighth, THIRD Brigade, Colonel John Tillson commanding.

By order of Major General Joseph A. Mower:

CHAS. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 148. Smyrna Camp, Ga., November 12, 1864.

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VIII. The troops of this command will march to-morrow morning at 7 o'clock, following the First DIVISION in the following order: First, First Brigade; second, artillery; THIRD, headquarters and ordnance trains; fourth, Second Brigade.

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