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nature of the country and the enemy's position. Captain McDowell, chief topographical engineer of the corps, will accompany the brigade; he has been over a portion of the road. The general desires that you will have the balance of your command in readiness to move at 9 a. m. to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

December 10, 1864.

Colonel H. A. BARNUM,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding division directs that you take your brigade, at 7 a. m. to-morrow, and reconnoiter the country between Augusta road and the railroad to ascertain the nature of the country and the enemy's position. Captain McDowell, chief topographical engineer of the corps, and Captain Shilling, topographical engineer of division, will accompany you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. T. FORBES,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 20TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 8. Near Savannah, GA., December 10, 1864.

The following-named staff officers are hereby announced on the staff of the general commanding, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly: Captain F. C. Crawford, Eighty-fifty Indiana Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Captain E. W. Ward, Third Kentucky Volunteer Cavalry, aide-de-camp.

By command of Brigadier General W. T. Ward:

JOHN SPEED,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS COAST DIVISION, Numbers 4. December 10, 1864.

I. The Thirty-fourth U. S. Colored Troops is hereby transferred from the First to the Second Brigade. The commanding officer will report to Colonel E. N. Hallowell, commanding Second Brigade.

II. The Seventy-fifth and One hundred and seventh Regiments Ohio Volunteers are hereby assigned to the First Brigade. The commanding officers will report to Brigadier General E. E. Potter, commanding.

By order of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers,

and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.