War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0620 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, GA., December 3, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Twentieth Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that I have selected camping ground at a point on the road which your orderly states is about one mile and a half in rear of the Third Division camp. My trains will not probably be in before 10 o'clock.

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

JNO W. GEARY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Railroad Crossing, December 3, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. WARD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you detach one of your brigades, to follow the road that branches from the one in which you are marching, at the place where the house of Mrs. Jones was burned this morning (near the stockade), to destroy the railroad. They will work from where they strike the road this way till they meet the working party sent from here. They ca, after their work is completed, follow along the railroad and join their division at this point.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Wiley's Farm, GA., December 4, 1864.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

GENERAL: The right column reaches Statesborough, or near it, to-day. General Woods is going into camp near Wilson's Creek (the one next to Nevil's, and not named on the map). The two columns will come together opposite Guyton (or Numbers 3) to-morrow. I don't suppose General Blair can quite make that point, but he can come within five miles of it. The bridges across the Ogeechee at 6 and 5 are burned. What was the firing to-day? Are you meeting with resistance on the left?

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. AND ARMY OF THE TENN.,

Numbers 273.

Louisville, Ky., December 4, 1864.

I. Major General John A. Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, having reported to these headquarters on expiration of his leave of absence, and being unable to join his command on account of the present movement of the army, has permission, at his own request, to visit City Point, Va.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

WM. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.