War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0744 OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA. Chapter LVI.

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able guard, will proceed with them to Hilton Head, S. C., where they will be delivered to the proper authority. Major-General Osterhaus, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, will furnish the necessary guard. Quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Near Savannah, GA., December 18, 1864.

Major General P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

The major-General commanding directs me to send you inclosed copy of letter* from Major-General Sherman, and to say that he wishes you to confer with your division commanders as to the practicability of an assault from our lines, and to make preparation; also to hold General Smith's division in readiness to be thrown around to the right.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 56.

Anderson's Plantation, GA., December 18, 1864.

I. Captain John B. Foster, Forty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, is hereby relieved from duty as acting assistant inspector-General of the First Division. He will turn over all books and papers pertaining to the office to his successor.

II. Captain A. B. Smith, Company K, One hundred and third Illinois volunteer Infantry, is hereby appointed acting assistant inspector-General of the First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps, vice Captain Foster, relieved. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major General P. Joseph Osterhaus:

F. F. WHITEHEAD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 201.

Anderson's Plantation, GA., December 18, 1864.

I. The Twelfth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry is hereby detailed for special duty to escort prisoners of war to Hilton Head in compliance with paragraph I, Special Field Orders, d Numbers 198, current series, from department headquarters, and will, without delay, report to Major Frank C. Gillette, provost-marshal Fifteenth Army Corps, for instructions. The regiment must be supplied, if possible, before leaving the place with five days' rations, which if not procured must be drawn at the nearest depot.

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By order of Major General P. Joseph Osterhaus:

F. F. WHITEHEAD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See p. 743.

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