War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0044 OPERATION SIN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Beaufort, S. C., January 12, 1865.

Brigadier General M. D. LEGGETT,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the Major-general commanding to say to you that the movement for to-morrow is countermanded, and will not be made until to-morrow night.

Very respectfully,

C. CADLE, Jr.,

(Same to Brigadier General Giles A. Smith, commanding Fourth Division.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 17TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 8.

Beaufort, S. C., January 12, 1865.

IV. The troops of this command will be held in readiness to move at any time during the night at twenty minutes's notice. The Second Brigade, Colonel G. F. Wiles commanding, will have the advance. The regiments of this brigade will be held in readiness to move at ten minutes' notice.

The Fifteenth Ohio Battery, Lieutenant Bailey commanding, will follow the Second Brigade.

The First Brigade, Brigadier General M. F. Force commanding, will follow the Fifteenth Ohio Battery. Ambulances and two ammunition wagons will follow each brigade.

The transportation will follow in same order as the troops.

By order of Brigadier General M. D. Leggett;

J. C. DOUGLASS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS

WAR DEPARTMENT, Numbers 7.

Savannah, Ga., January 12, 1865.

The limits of the Department of the South are extended so as to embrace the State of North Carolina. The headquarters will remain at Hilton Head. The department will, until further instructions, be subject to the orders and control of Major-General Sherman.

By order of Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 10.

Hilton Head, S. C., January 12, 1865.

I. Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Fox, commanding Fifty-fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, is hereby ordered to proceed to Thunderbolt Battery, near Savannah, Ga., with his command and disembark at that place without delay. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major General J. G. Foster:

THORNDIKE D. HODGES,

Captain, 35., U. S. Colored Troops, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General