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ORDERS.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, 20TH ARMY CORPS,

Near Springfield, GA., December 7, 1864.

This division will move to-morrow, at 7 a. m., toward Monteith, in the following order: Third Brigade in advance; First, next; and Second in rear. The trains of the division will move with the division, following the Second Division, across Jack's Creek, and be parked in the vicinity of Springfield, and will be guarded by the Third Division. A battery of artillery will accompany the division, moving in rear of the leading brigade.

By command of Brigadier General N. J. Jackson:

GEO. ROBINSON,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Four Miles from Springfield, December 7, 1864.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: Major-General Slocum has directed that this corps concentrate at Springfield to-night. In accordance therewith the general commanding the corps directs that you continue the march until you reach that point, unless you receive further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Steamer Nemaha, Tullifinny River, December 7, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, U. S. Army,

Chief of Staff, Armies of United States, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that to put into the field the force of 5,000 men, with which I am now acting against the enemy, I have been obliged to strip the Beaufort and Hilton Head Districts, placing the citizens on guard and garrison duty, and also to take from the Northern and Florida Districts more men than I think consistent with entire safety. My loss in killed and wounded is not far from 1,000, and I would respectfully suggest that if any troops are disposable, they be sent to me.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

STEAMER NEMAHA,

Mouth of Tullifinny Creek, December 7, 1864.

Captain W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: The major-General commanding desires me to inform you that the principal base in changed to Tullifinny Point, where a landing has been established. Only one regiment and a section of artillery