War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0576 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 14TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 113

Louisville, GA., November 29, 1864.

I. Surg. Louis Watson, Sixteenth Illinois Infantry, is hereby detailed as surgeon-in-chief of this division. He will report to Surgeon Daniels, U. S. Volunteers, chief medical director Fourteenth Army Corps, for orders, forthwith.

By order of Brigadier General James D. Morgan:

T. WISEMAN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Louisville, GA., November 29, 1864.

Brigadier General A. BAIRD,

Commanding Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs that you send a brigade, with the least possible delay, to the bridge over Deep Creek, on the Waynesborough road, to relieve and support General Kilpatrick. They will have instructions to repair the bridge at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Bethany Camp-Ground, five miles west of Ogeechee River,

November 29, 1864-2 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I have destroyed the railroad to within three miles of the river and [am] still at work at it; will have it finished to-night. All of the road and railroad bridges over the Ogeechee have been destroyed by the enemy, so there is no way of crossing without the pontoons. I will encamp these two divisions on the west side of the river to-night, and await orders from you. There is no road up the river which crossed the railroad nearer the river than this point, the intermediate country being impassable. My camps to-night will be at the Ragford Bridge, the first one above the railroad. The road forks at this point - one leading to Old Town, and the other to the Ragford Bridge. The citizens report Ragford's crossing as the best place to lay the pontoon bridge, the crossing on the Old Town road being very swampy on each side of the river, requiring trestle approaches.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. WILLIAMS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF Georgia,

Camp on Big Creek, near Louisville, GA.,

November 29, 1864-6 p. m.

Brigadier General A. S. WILLIAMS,

Commanding Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-General commanding to say that you will have to move your two divisions up the west side of the