War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0712 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

Search Civil War Official Records

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Little Ogeechee, near Savannah, GA., December 14, 1864.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

In sending you inclosed order (Numbers 194)* the major-General commanding desires me to say that he wishes the brigade on the canal to be retained there for the present; this, leaving General Leggett's division in present position, will give you four brigades to move by transports to the right. General Osterhaus will have General Smith's and (with the exception of four brigades left to hold Fort McAllister and King's Bridge) General Hazen's divisions. The general also desires me to say that he consider sit of the utmost importance to have the road to King's Bridge placed as soon as possible and kept in good hauling order. To this end he suggests that each section of it be placed in charge of a good, competent officer, who will see that the work required is done with as little delay as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 306.

Near Savannah, GA., December 14, 1864.

Brigadier General G. A. Smith, commanding fourth Division, will detail from his command three companies of infantry for guard at King's Bridge. They will proceed to that point at once, and will protect the bridge until relieved.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FOURTH DIV., 17TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 157.

Near Savannah, GA., December 14, 1864.

Colonel B. F. Potts, commanding First Brigade, Forth Division. Seventeenth Army Corps, will, in accordance with Special Orders, Numbers 306, army corps headquarters. detail from his command three companies of infantry, properly officered, for guard at King's Bridge. They will proceed to that place forthwith, and will protect the bridge until relieved.

By order of Brigadier General Giles A. Smith:

CHAS. H. BRUSH,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. LEFT WING. ARMY OF Georgia Numbers 4.

Before Savannah, GA., December 14, 1864.

The detachments of the pontoon train now on duty with the Fourteenth and Twentieth Corps are relieved from such duty, and Colonel Buell will hereafter report direct to these headquarters.

By command of Major General H. W. Slocum:

H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

---------------

*See p. 710.

---------------