War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0574 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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5. The train of the headquarters Military Division of the Mississippi and of these headquarters will move in rear of the advance brigade of the Third Division.

6. Brigadier General M. D. Leggett will send forward his pioneer corps at 6 a. m., to build foot bridges for the troops, placing them on the right-hand side of the road.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, GA., November 29, 1864.

Captain C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps:

SIR: My division is encamped north of a large swamp near the house of a Mr. Brown, which I informed is about one mile and a half back from headquarters Seventeenth Army Corps.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. A. MOWER,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 161.

In the Field, GA., November 29, 1864.

I. This command will move at 7 a. m. to-morrow. The First Brigade, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will have the advance. The artillery and trains will move as heretofore.

By order of Brigadier General M. D. Leggett:

J. C. DOUGLAS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF Georgia,

Camp on Big Creek, near Louisville, GA.,

November 29, 1864-7 p. m.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

General-in-Chief:

I have the honor to inform you that one division of the Fourteenth Corps is encamped near Louisville, on the Augusta road, and one division on the Waynesborough road; the other division - and one division of the Twentieth Corps, in charge of my entire trains - is between this point and Louisville. General Williams with two divisions has completed the destruction of the railroad to the river, and I have ordered him to join me here to-morrow, by marching up the west side of the orders at this point. I shall build a bridge over Big Creek to-night. I find all bridges destroyed and the crossings swampy and difficult. General Kilpatrick has returned to Louisville. He destroyed portions of the road between Millen and Augusta, and had some severe fighting with Wheeler. Captain Audenried is here, and will leave for your headquarters to-morrow morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.