War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0779 Chapter LVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Savannah, GA., December 21, 1864-5. 30 a. m.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN,

Commanding Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

General Slocum reports the enemy gone from the front of the Twentieth Corps, or at least from the exterior works, leaving eight guns, and probably the city evacuated. The general commanding directs that you move your picket-line forward at once and hold your entire command in readiness.

I have the honor to be, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Before Savannah, GA., December 21, 1864-5 a. m.

Brigadier General N. J. JACKSON.

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to inform you that General Geary is in possession of the enemy's advance forts on the left, and that the enemy has evacuated. He directs that you move forward your pickets to the town and hold your command in readiness to move.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Brigadier General W. T. Ward, commanding Third Division.)

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Before Savannah, GA., December 21, 1864-5. 30 a. m.

Brigadier General N. J. JACKSON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you move forward your brigade now in the line of works and occupy the enemy's works.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Before Savannah, GA., December 21, 1864.

Brigadier General N. J. JACKSON,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that Colonel Carman's brigade be moved to this side of the river, leaving one regiment on the island for the present. He wishes the brigade encamped on this side so that they will protect the two rice mills.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHTER,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.