IV. Each column will aim to reach its destination- viz, Gordon and Milledgeville- on the seventh day's march, and each army commander will on arrival communicate with the other wing and the commanding General, who will accompany the Left Wing.
By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
L. M. DAYTON,
Aide- de- Camp.
HDQRS. DEPT. AND ARMY OF THE TENN., Numbers 167.
White Hall, Ga., November 14, 1864.
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II. Corps commanders will direct a careful inspection to be made this p. m., to ascertain that every infantry soldier has his forty rounds of ammunition and that the batteries have their ammunition- chests well filled. Every commissioned officer in this army is reminded that our supply of ammunition is limited to that we have on hand, and that therefore the greatest possible economy must be observed in its use. The attention of corps and division commanders is called to the manner in which outpost duty is performed. Each division commander will select a permanent picket officer, one who is intelligent and indefatigable. It has been noticed several times that the pickets have come in a disorderly manner, often singly and without orders. This practice must be corrected. Attention is again called to straggling. To prevent it great care will be taken in the detail of foragers. A provost guard to each brigade. Commissioned officers will be arrested and punished for allowing straggling. All quartermasters will be held strictly responsible for the men in their charge. Corps commanders will regulate, in orders, foraging parties for their trains as well as fort he infantry and artillery. Special attention is called to the Field Orders, nos. 119 and 120, of Major-General Sherman, copies of which will be multiplied, so that every commissioned officer may have one in his possession. *
III. Captain Christian Riebsame, One hundred and sixteenth Illinois Infantry Volunteers, is relieved from duty as acting assistant inspector- General First Brigade, second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps, and will report without delay to his regimental commander.
IV. Captain W. S. Bunn, Company A, One hundred and twenty- seventh Illinois Infantry Volunteers, is detached from his command and assigned to special duty as acting assistant inspector- General First Brigade, Secon d Division, Fifteenth Army Corps. He will report without delay to Colonel Theodore Jones, commanding.
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VI. This command will be in readiness to move forward to- morrow morning, Corps commanders will see that all their preparations for the contemplated march are perfected without delay. The precise time of starting and the route to be taken will be hereafter indicated. Corps commanders will, in their order of march, give the hour for each division to march, allowing time for the trains to get into position, in accordance with the orders of General Sherman.
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VIII. Major A. C . Waterhouse, First Illinois Light Artillery, is assigned to duty as chief of artillery Seventeenth Army Corps, and will report for duty to Major General F. P. Blair, commanding.
*See VOL. XXXIX, Part III, pp. 701, 713.