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CIRCULAR ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 20TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 141.

In the Field, GA., December 13, 1864.

Until further orders, no parties will be allowed to cross the river to the island, or to the other shore, except with passes approved at division headquarters, or by higher authority. Colonel Jones, commanding Second Brigade, will detail a guard, under an officer, it collect all boats, scows, &c., in the vicinity of our lines and keep them constantly under guard, allowing no one to use them except properly authorized parties.

By command of Brigadier General John W. Geary:

W. T. FORBES,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, GA., December 13, 1864.

Colonel ARIO PARDEE, Jr.,

Commanding First Brigade:

COLONEL: The general commanding division desires you to organize for your brigade a company of sharpshooters, by selecting from your regiments twenty-five or thirty marksmen, and placing them under command of one of your best skirmish officers. During such operations as the present this company will not be subject to other detail than for sharpshooting.

I am, Colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. T. FORBES,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Savannah, GA., December 13, 1864.

Brigadier General W. T. WARD,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding the corps directs that you detail from your command two regiments of infantry, to accompany an expedition to-morrow morning. They will report to these headquarters at 8 a. m. to-morrow. They are to accompany a wagon train, and will return to-morrow night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Kilkenny Bluff, GA., December 13, 1864-1. 30 p. m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

GENERAL: I am at Kilkenny. The Octorara, one of our gun-boats, is in sight. Captain Estes has gone out to communicate with here. I expect to see the officer at this place inside of three hours. I have directed my troops under Colonel Murray to encamp to-night at Midway, one regiment at Sunbery. With two regiments I have been

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