War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0976 Chapter LVI. OPERATIONS IN S. C., GA., AND FLA.

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negroes capable of bearing arms; all mills, boats, buildings that may be used by the enemy for military purposes, and all rice, corn, and other provisions not necessary for the subsistence of the cavalry, and not absolutely needed for the consumption of the owners, their families, and slaves, will also be destroyed.

XII. All wagons and teams (with drivers) on plantations about to fall into the hands of the enemy, and which are not requiring by the owners for the removal of their own property, will be impressed for the use of the army.

By order of Lieutenant-General Hardee:

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 18. Hardeeville, December 22, 1864.

I. Symons' regiment and the Twenty-seventh Battalion Georgia Reserves, and the two companies of Cobb Guards, will not be included in what is know as McLaws' division, but will reports to Major-General McLaws for duty on the line to which he has been assigned in Special Field Orders, Numbers 17, from these headquarters.

By order of Lieutenant-General Hardee;

D. H. POOLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Hardeeville, S. C., December 22, 1864.

Major-General McLAWS,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Hardee desires you to send a section of artillery and 200 men to protest the Perrysburg Landing from a possible visit of the enemy's steamers. A fatigue party will be furnished from this force to unload the Sampson, a steamer expected at Perrysburg to-night with a cargo of corn. This detachment should move at daylight.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Hardeeville, S. C., December 22, 1864.

Major-General WHEELER,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: Lieutenant-General Hardee directs that you will send all the companies of the Third South Carolina Cavalry now serving with your, together with the section of the horse artillery serving with the regiment, to report to Major-General Jones, or other officer commanding at Coosawhatchie, for duty with the other companies of the regiment on duty in that vicinity. He also desires that Guerard's battery and Maxwell's section shall move at once, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 17, of this date.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. B. ROY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.