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Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND F. HA.

SPECIAL ORDERS, IIDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 3. * 5 Savannah, Ga., January 3, 1865. * * * * * * III. Capt. Charles D. Miller, Seventy-sixth Ohio Veteran Infantry, is hereby relieved from duty as acting assistant inspector-general, to date from December 27, 1864. * * * * * * * By order of Maj. Gen. P. Joseph Osterhaus: MAX. WOODHULL, Assistant Adjutant- General. HDcns. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Savannah, Ga., January 3, 1865. Major-General BLAIR, Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps: GENERAL: The major-general commanding desires me to say that by his order to move by organizations he does not wish to be under- stood as desiring you to be particular about brigades and divisions, but simply regiments, which will be pushed forward as rapidly as transportation can be furnished. Respectfully, your obedient servant, SAML. L. TAGGART, Assistant Adjutant- General. SPECIAL ORDERS, IIDQRS. LEFT WINc~ ARMY OF GEOThITA, No. 13. 5 Savannah, Ga., January 3, 1865. I. Capt. John iRziha, Nineteenth U. S. Infantry, is, at his own request, relieved from duty with the Fourteenth Army Corps as acting topo- graphical engineer, and will join his regiment withotjt delay. By command of Maj. Gen. II. W. Slocum: II. C. RODGERS, Assistant Adjutant- General. IIDQRS. THIRD DIvISIoN, TWENTIETH CORPS, ~ House, Four Miles from Savannah, January 3, 1865. Lieutenant-Colonel PERKINS, Assistant Adjutant- General: COLONEL: I have in person this morning reconnoitered several miles up the road toward Ilardeeville. Trees have been felled iii the road from the rice-fields to this place and for many miles beyond. I have removed them to this place and for one mile and a half beyond; the others I will not cut out until I ihave a more minute and extensive examination made farther up the road. The rebels have driven off everything that they could and killed and left dead on the road every- thing they could not drive away. Few rebels seen. Their camp-fir~s plainly seen (from a large post) last night, but are not to be seen this morning. The fort is built on the ilardee farm, about one mile from here. It covers about three acres, large enough to encamp 2,000 men;



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Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND F. HA.