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HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Anderson's Plantation, GA., December 11, 1864.

Brigadier General C. R. WOODS,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: You will cause to be detailed from your command one small regiment of infantry, to report to Major T. W. Osborn, chief of artillery, at department headquarters, to-morrow at 7 a. m., for duty at Cheves' Mill.

By order of Major General P. Joseph Osterhaus:

F. F. WHITEHEAD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS,

On Savannah Canal, Four Miles from Numbers 249. Savannah, GA., December 11, 1864.

I. This command will move at 8 a. m., in the following order: First, Second Brigade in advance; second, Battery B, First Michigan Artillery; third, pioneer corps and tool wagons; fourth, four regiments First Brigade; fifth, ammunition wagons; sixth, ambulance corps; seventh, division headquarters, regimental, and detachments wagons; eighth, one regiment First Brigade, rear guard.

By order of Brigadier General John E. Smith:

S. M. BUDLONG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Little Ogeechee, near Savannah, GA., December 11, 1864.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

The major-General commanding directs me to say that, in accordance with General Sherman's Special Field Orders, Numbers 130 (of which you have a copy), you will, as fast as General Slocum gains ground to the right, vacate the position indicated for your command in Special Field Orders, Numbers 191, extract, 2, from these headquarters, moving to the right of the plank road and to the rear of General Osterhaus' position.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,) HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 305. Near Savannah, GA., December 11, 1864.

The orders for to-morrow are as follows:

1. Brigadier General M. D. Leggett, commanding Third Division, will have the advance, and will move back on the main road, starting at 7 a. m.

2. Major General J. A. Mower, commanding First Division, will follow the Third Division.

3. The division trains will move together after the First Division, in the same order as their divisions, except the ordnance and ambulance trains, which will follow their respective divisions.