War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0722 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Savannah, GA., December 15, 1864.

Brigadier General N. J. JACKSON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The brigadier-General commanding the corps directs that you send the Second Massachusetts Volunteers, Colonel Cogswell commanding, to report at once to Colonel Hawley, commanding on Argyle Island, for temporary duty. It is necessary that the regiment should start at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Savannah, GA., December 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding the corps directs that your order the balance of Colonel Carman's brigade (now in the line) to march to-morrow morning to the landing where the captured steamboat is, starting from camp in time to reach there at 7 a. m. The interval that will be left in your line by taking out these troops will have to be filled by putting in the reserve regiments of the other brigades, and, if necessary, increase the intervals between the regiments. The general will go over the river in the morning and would like to have you accompany him. He will start from here about 8 a. m.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Five Miles from Savannah, GA., December 15, 1864.

Brigadier General N. J. JACKSON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to say that Colonel Carman's brigade, of your division, will start for the river as soon as relieved to-morrow morning. That brigade will be relieved at daybreak by a brigade of General Ward's division.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Savannah, GA., December 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you have all the pioneers now with your division and the tool wagons of the whole division accompany Colonel Carman's brigade to-morrow morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.