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4. Brigadier General G. A. Smith, commanding Fourth Division, will move after the general train.

5. Each division commander will move a detachment of their pioneer corps with their train, to keep the road in repair.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Savannah, GA., December 11, 1864.

Captain C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps:

I have had the ground examined between my works and those of the enemy in front. The ground is reported wet, but hard. They could not get near enough [to see] whether or not there is a ditch in front of the work, as there were working parties of the enemy outside.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. A. MOWER,

Major-General, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, 17TH ARMY CORPS,

Near Savannah, GA., December 11, 1864.

The troops of this command will be prepared to march to-morrow at 7. 30 a. m. Order of march: First, pioneer corps; second, Second Brigade; third, battery; fourth, Third Brigade; fifth, First Brigade; sixth, ambulance corps; seventh, ordnance train; eighth, the train of this division will follow the train of the Third Division.

By order of Major General Joseph A. Mower:

CHAS. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

December 11, 1864.

Brigadier General M. D. LEGGETT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-General commanding to say to you that we move west on the main road about one mile from where you left it to-day to go into camp; we then take a left-hand road, crossing the canal, and go into position in rear of the Fifteenth Corps.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 171. Before Savannah, GA., December 11, 1864.

I. This command will move at 7 a. m. to-morrow: First, the First Brigade, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will have the advance;