eral Kilpatrick's cavalry. The troops will move as light as possible and without trains. The artillery at King's Bridge will be directed to report at these headquarters.
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By order of Major General P. Joseph Osterhaus:
F. F. WHITEHEAD,
FORT MCALLISTER, GA., December 16, 1864.
(Received 12 m.)
General SHERMAN, or HOWARD:
Transports with rations have arrived below the fort. I have ordered one to be brought to the fort wharf. If any command is pressed they can send by land via King's Bridge.
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, near Savannah, GA., December 16, 1864.
General Sherman directs that the vessels having supplies for this army be sent to King's Bridge. General Easton and Colonel Beckwith are there to receive them.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant.
L. M. DAYTON,
HDQRS. SECOND DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 70.
Fort McAllister, GA., December 16, 1864.
In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 199, from headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, each brigade of this division, leaving one regiment in camp, will prepare to march, without wagons, to destroy the Gulf railroad, as follows: The Second Brigade from Walthourville east to a point two miles east of McIntosh; the Third Brigade from a point two miles east of McIntosh to the crossing of the railroad with the Medway or Saint Catherine river; the First Brigade from the Saint Catherine River to the Ogeechee.
It will be seen by the order referred to from corps headquarters that the work should be done in the most thorough manner, every tie burned and every rail twisted.
By order of Brigadier General W. B. Hazen:
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near Savannah, GA., December 16, 1864.
Captain SAMUEL L. TAGGART,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. and Army of the Tennessee:
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that, by orders received direct from Major-General Sherman, I have sent Major-General Mower's divis-