War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0584 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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[Second indorsement.]

Colonel Jones will take the right-hand road at the first fork of the road on the east side of the river, when he marches to join the command in the morning.

Respectfully,

W. C. ARMOR,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

November 30, 1864.

Colonel H. A. BARNUM,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding division directs that the detachment from your brigade sent to the bridge, destroy it as nearly as possible in the morning, and then rejoin their brigade without further delay. To enable them to do this it will be necessary for you to send them axes to-night. The bridge should be destroyed early in the morning. This change of order results from the coming in of the Sixtieth New York Veteran Volunteers before the arrival of Colonel Jones' brigade, which is now here. The general directs that you send, in addition to the 100 men already sent, one regiment, to reach the bridge before daylight, to assist in destroying it, and then return with the detachment and overtake the main body, which will probably be on the march.

I am, Colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. T. FORBES,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 20TH ARMY CORPS,

Near Louisville, GA., November 30, 1864.

Major THOMAS ELLIOTT,

Commanding Sixtieth New York Veteran Volunteers:

MAJOR: The Colonel commanding directs that you take your regiment and destroy the bridge over the Ogeechee River that you were left to guard to-day. You will thoroughly destroy the bridge by cutting and burning, and then rejoin the brigade as soon as possible, without further orders.

I am, major, respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. T. MAY,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS,

MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Near Louisville, GA., November 30, 1864-12 m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

GENERAL: Captain Audenried no doubt has reached you by this time and furnished you with a detail of account of my operations since leaving Milledgeville. I am now encamped five miles from Louisville, on the road to Millen. General Wheeler, with about 6,000 cavalry,