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HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF Georgia,

Five Miles from Savannah, December 10, 1864 - 7. 30 p. m.

Major General J. C. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourteenth Corps:

The major-General commanding directs that you move your corps to-morrow morning and occupy the line now held by the Seventeenth Corps on the right of the Twentieth Corps. Please send the division you intend to occupy the left of your line first, and have it leave camp at 7 a. m. The pioneers should accompany this division to repair the roads from here to the position you are to occupy. The other two divisions to follow with your entire train about 11 a. m., and on the way they are to burn thoroughly all bridges and trestle-work on the railroad up to this point.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Ten Miles from Savannah, GA., December 10, 1864 - 10. 30 p. m.

Brigadier General A. BAIRD,

Commanding Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding has directed me to acknowledge the receipt of your note to him, and to say to you that you will not probably move from your present position before 11 a. m to-morrow. He desires you, if possible, meanwhile, to reach and destroy the railroad bridge and to destroy the trestle-work as completely as practicable.

I have the honor to be, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Five Miles from Savannah, GA., December 10, 1864.

Brigadier General N. J. JACKSON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that your command be in readiness to move to-morrow morning at about 9 o'clock.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Brigadier General W. T. Ward, commanding Third Division.)

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Five Miles from Savannah, GA., December 10, 1864.

Brigadier-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding the corps directs that you send at 7 a. m. to-morrow one of your brigades to reconnoiter the country between this road and the Savannah River. He wishes to ascertain the