War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0464 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS, ARMY OF Georgia,

Atlanta, GA., November 14, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM COGSWELL,

Commanding post:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs me to inform you that he has ordered the different regiments of Colonel Powell's command to report at once to their respective brigades. you will relieve by troops from your command all guards now furnished by Colonel Powell.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant- General.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 20TH ARMY CORPS,

Atlanta, GA, November 14, 1864.

Captain W. T. FORBES,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that, in compliance with instructions received yesterday, I destroyed the railroad from the city of Atlanta to a point 250 yards beyond the fourth mile post, in all about two miles and three- fourths of tracks. The ties have ben burned and the rails bent and twisted so as to render them useless.

Very respectfully,

ARIO ARDEE, Jr.,

Colonel 147th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. THIRD DIV., TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

Atlanta, GA., November 14, 1864.

The division will move at 9 o'clock to- morrow morning on Decatur road, int he following order; First, Third Brigade, Colonel Ross; second, Second Brigade, Colonel Dustin; third, First Brigade, Colonel Smith. Trains following brigades; provost brigade to remain in city until further orders. Regiments on duty in quartermaster's and commissary of subsistence departments are relieved, and will march with their respective commands.

By command of Brigadier General W. T. Ward:

JOHN SPEED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton head, S. C., November 14, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, U. S. Army:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose to you a Savannah paper of the 12th instant, brought in by the flag- for- truce boat. The exchange is progressing favorable, I believe, under Colonel Mulford's direction. Reports from Morris Island represent that there are appearances for commotion among the rebels in Charleston and on James Island. I shall go up there to- night o see what is the matter. I hope and trust that it may be caused by the approach of General Sherman in the rear. Such a movement would be the finest of the war, a d would capture Charleston and Savannah with all their stores of cannon, ammunition, and material, and open bases of supplies from which with his army he could utterly destroy and devastate the whole State of South Carolina.