War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0027 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Savannah, Ga., January 8, 1865.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the Major-general commanding to say to you that the movement of your command can be postponed for one day. As soon as the transportation of the Seventeenth Corps had been shipped the pontoon bridge will be transported. There will be on need of waiting until the entire bridge is transported, as some of the boats can carry nothing but troops.

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

WM. E. STRONG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 4.

Savannah, Ga., January 8, 1865.

I hereby assume command of the Fifteenth Army Corps. All orders and instructions now in force will continue so until further orders.

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 6.

Savannah, Ga., January 8, 1865.

I. This division will move from its present camp to-morrow, the 9th instant, at 7 a.m., taking the main road to Thunderbolt, the First Brigade in advance, followed by the Second and Third Brigades, respectively. The brigade transportation will march in rear of its own brigade. The ambulance train will move in the rear of the division, followed by the division train, the latter under the direction of Captain Schenk, division quartermaster. The regiments from this command now doing duty in the city will be relieved by other troops to-day. All fatigue, guard, and other details that may be out from the different brigades will rejoin their commands to-morrow in town to march out with the troops at 7 a.m.

By order of Brigadier General C. R. Woods:

FRED. H. WILSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., January 8, 1865. (Received 15th.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Armies of the United States:

GENERAL: In order to be able to garrison all the post in this department I find it necessary to make available every soldier I have. For this purpose I would respectfully ask permission to send North the rebel officers prisoners of war, that were sent to this department for retaliation. These now number about 500, about 100 of them having been exchanged by Colonel Mulford as being sick and unfit for service.