War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0524 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Two miles south of Oconee River, November 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you push forward your infantry past the trains, following immediately in rear of the infantry of the Third Division. The wagon trains will park here while the infantry and artillery push on to the town. Leave one regiment to guard your train and assist them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Two miles south of Oconee River, November 22, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. WARD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you leave one of your brigades (the rear one) to bring up the trains to the place assigned for them to pack near here, and push on through the train to the front with your infantry. The brigade that is left will assist all the trains up the hills on this side of the river. You will leave one regiment of this brigade to assist in taking up the pontoon bridge and bringing it to park. Direct them to destroy the ferry-boat. All of the infantry, except this brigade, are to push forward; it will remain to guard the wagons.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Milledgeville, GA., November 22, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. WARD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you detail one small regiment from your command for a picket at a bridge, a short distance from this place, on the Gordon road. The commanding officer of the regiment detailed will report to General Slocum for detailed instructions and to ascertain the exact location of the bridge. General Slocum's quarters are at the Milledgeville Hotel.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CONFIDENTIAL.] HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., November 22, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Armies of the United States:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that the information I have received leaves little doubt that General Sherman has captured