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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Yellow River, November 17, 1864.

Brigadier General W. P. CARLIN,

Commanding First Division Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs that you move at sunrise, cross a pontoon bridge over the yellow River (which Colonel Beuell will have laid by that time), and march to Covington, where further orders will reach you.

I have the honor to be, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Brandley's house, November 17, 1864.

Brigadier General W. P. CARLIN,

Commanding Fist Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs that marching at daylight you push direct for the river this side of Covington. You will destroy five miles of the railroad this side of the river, secure the crossings of Yellow River, and go into camp on the bank of the river. The general thinks you will be able to secure some forage and provisions on to- morrow's march.

By order of Bvt. Major General J. C. Davis:

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, Numbers 17.

FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Camp on yellow River, November 17, 1864.

I. Captain Isaac Brinkworth, Thirty- eighth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, is hereby announced as aide- de- camp on the staff of the general commanding.

By order of Brigadier General W. P. Carlin:

G. W. SMITH,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant- General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 12.

Camp on yellow River, November 17, 1864.

I. The use of cartridges in killing of sheep, hogs, cattle, &c., foraged in the country is positively forbidden. Ammunition is too scarce to be wasted for such purposes.

II. No houses, mills, or any buildings of any kind will be set o n fire unless by order for the division commander, and care must be taken not to kindle or burn fires in the vicinity of forests, where they would be likely to spread over the country. This order will be read at the earliest practicable moment to every regiment in this division.

By order of Brigadier General W. P. Carlin:

G. W. SMITH,.

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.