War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0546 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Beyond Buffalo Creek, GA., November 25, 1864--4. 30 p. m.

Brigadier General J. W. GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The brigadier-General commanding directs that, in case you do not receive further orders, you will move your division to-morrow morning, at 5 o'clock, to Sandersville.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Three miles beyond Buffalo Creek, GA., November 25, 1864--5 p. m.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to say that the First Division has met the enemy's cavalry at this point. He wishes to inform you that in your camp to-night you will have to extend your own picket-line, so as to protect your own division and trains.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to General Ward, commanding Third Division.)

Colonel CRAIG,

Division Officer of the Day:

The general commanding division wishes you to have your picketing most thoroughly and carefully performed--pickets thrown well out.

Very respectfully,

W. T. FORBES,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Buffalo Creek, GA., November 25, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. WARD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you encamp your division to-night just on the east side of Buffalo Creek, covering the bridge. In the absence of further orders, he directs that you march, at an early hour in the morning, to Sandersville. He also directs that you give all needed assistance to the pontoon train, bringing it forward with your division to-morrow morning. The bridge can be taken up as soon as your rear has passed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.