War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0680 Chapter LVI. OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864.

Brigadier General M. D. LEGGETT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-General commanding directs me to say to you that you will move third in the order of march to-day, following the First Division, which follows the Fourth Division.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 170. Before Savannah, GA., December 10, 1864.

1. This command will be held in readiness to move at 7 a. m. to-morrow, on being relieved by the Fourteenth Corps. The Second Brigade, Colonel R. K. Scott commanding, will have the advance. Artillery and trains as heretofore.

By order of Brigadier General M. D. Leggett:

J. C. DOUGLASS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF Georgia,

Four Miles from Savannah and Charleston Railroad,

December 10, 1864 - 4. 30 a. m.

Captain L. M. DAYTON,

Aide-de-Camp:

CAPTAIN: At this point my column found our road very badly obstructed and the enemy on opposite side with two small works. We drove him from the works, and have removed all obstructions, and I do not anticipate much difficulty between here and the railroad. We move at daylight. Davis is moving, but his road is a difficult one. I think I shall meet him near Cherokee Hill to-day.

Very respectfully, &c.,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF Georgia,

Five Miles from Savannah, December 10, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

The major-General commanding directs that you put your command in camp where you now are. He intends to develop the enemy's line with the Twentieth Corps this p. m., and as soon as we can find out something about the country here a position will be found for your corps. The Seventeenth Corps are well up on our right, and have been feeling of the enemy a little this forenoon. You had better send a staff officer toward to find a place to park your train near here.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.