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HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Savannah, December 21, 1864.

Colonel R. N. ADAMS,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: The enemy is gone. General Woods has a regiment across. The general directs that you push your brigade over, using the small boats, and move to the railroad, holding the same so as to cover the crossing of the Third Division. Make all haste possible.

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

L. CARPER,

Assistant Adjutant-Genera.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Corner York and Abercorn Streets,

Savannah, GA., December 21, 1864,

[Captain S. L. TAGGART:]

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that General Leggett's division is encamped on the Ogeechee road, on the edge of the city. One brigade of General Smith's division is at the same place, and one brigade at King's Bridge. General Sprague's brigade, of the First Division, is at the mouth of the canal, and the other two brigades are still out on the Gulf road, but should be back to-night. One regiment from the Third Division is on the road to the rear of our headquarters. A report of the guns captured will be sent in as soon as ascertained.

Very respectfully,

FRANK P. BLAIR, Jr.,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Corner York and Abercorn Streets,

Savannah, GA., December 21, 1864.

Captain S. L. TAGGART,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the following as the number of pieces of artillery captured by this corps to-day: smooth, nine 32-pounders, three 24-pounders, two 12-pounders, three 6-pounders; one 20-ponders Parrott, one 10-pounders Parott-in all nineteen pieces. I also have the honor to report that Major-General Mower has reached camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK P. BLAIR, Jr.,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Savannah, December 21, 1864.

Captain C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: General Leggett desires me to inform you that he is near the city of Savannah with the First Brigade of this command; that he has taken some prisoners, and they state that the city is evacuated.

I am, captain, very truly, yours,

J. C. DOUGLASS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.