The infantry will march, the Second Brigade in advance, upon the right flank of the artillery and trains, except two regiments of the First Brigade, which will march in rear of the trains as rear guard.
By order of Brigadier General John E. Smith:
S. M. BUDLONG,
HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,
FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 21.
In the Field, near Millen, GA., December 1, 1864.
I. The movement of the division for to-morrow will be as follows: The First Brigade, Brigadier-General Rice commanding, has the advance, and will move at 5. 30 a. m., on the main Savannah road, to a point opposite Station Numbers 7. The battery will follow the First Brigade. The pontoon train and engineer regiment will close up on the battery. The Third Brigade, Lieutenant-Colonel Hurlbut commanding, will move in the center, on either side of the trains. The pioneer corps will march with the advance, to make all necessary repairs on the road. The trains of the division will move in the following order: First, the pioneer corps train; second, the First Brigade train; third, the Third Brigade train; fourth, the Second Brigade train; fifth, the ordnance train; sixth, the supply train; seventh, the ambulance corps train.
By order of Brigadier General John M. Corse:
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
Kent's Farm, opposite Station Numbers 83, December 1, 1864.
Major General F. P. BLAIR, Jr.,
Commanding Seventeenth Corps:
GENERAL: My headquarters are about two miles from and opposite Station Numbers 83. We saved the most of the bridge, driving away some forty rebel cavalry. Please move up a picket, at least to this station, that we may communicate without hindrance. I have directed you to continue along the Savannah railroad. If you receive any direct orders from General Sherman do not fail to inform me.
O. O. HOWARD,
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near Station 9, Georgia Central Railroad, December 1, 1864.
Captain SAMUEL L. TAGGART,
Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:
CAPTAIN: This command is encamped at Jones' plantation, one mile west of Station 9. From all that I can learn I think there is no force in Millen. There is a brigade of rebel cavalry some distance on our left. A division of the Twentieth Corps is encamped about seven miles from us, on our left. I shall move forward and cross the creek this side of Millen to-morrow, camping at Millen, if practicable.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
F. P. BLAIR, Jr.,