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to their property will be assessed to and collected from the individuals guilty, if they can be ascertained, and from companies, regiments, brigades, divisions, and corps, as the case may be, if the parties responsible are not found and reported.

This order will be ready to every regiment battery, and detachment of this command at parade for three successive days.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD ORDERS,

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 9.

Beaufort, S. C., January 11, 1865.

I. Major General F. P. Blair, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will make every preparation to cross the Whale Branch of Coosaw River at daylight on Friday morning, the 13th instant. The pontoons will be laid at Port Royal Ferry and the first troops that cross will construct a small bridge-head. Just as soon as his command can cross General Blair will push on and secure Pocotaligo. Such portion of the Fifteenth Corps as may have in the meantime arrived will follow the Seventeenth Corps and support the movement. The troops will carry three days' rations in haversack.

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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 8.

Beaufort, S. C., January 11, 1865.

III. This command will be prepared to move at daylight on Friday morning (the 13th instant) with three days' rations in haversacks. The ordnance train will be taken with the command. The supply train will remain in its present position until further orders.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, FIELD ORDERS

In the Field, Savannah, Ga., Numbers 10.

January 12, 1865.

I. Bvt. Brigadier General L. C. Easton, Chief quartermaster, will turn over to Simeon Draper, esq., agent of the U. S. Treasury Department, all cotton now in the city of Savannah, prize of war, taking his receipt for the same in gross for quantity and returning for it to the Quartermaster-General. He will also afford Mr. Draper all the facilities in his power in the way of transportation, labor, &c., to enable him to handle the cotton with expedition.