disapproving of the firing in the channel, and also announcing the fact that a regiment of infantry will be sent to report to me before the expiration of many days. With regard to the firing, I have to report that during two nights twenty shots were fired by my batteries since my last communication. During the remaining nights the moon was so bright that the enemy's movements could be fully perceived, and as they attempted nothing there was no further firing. Regarding the arrival of the regiment, I have to say that, in my opinion, it is much needed; not from the fact that I apprehend an attack from the enemy, but on account of the necessity by which I am compelled to maintain a long outpost line. My men are often on duty for several nights in succession without sleep. This hard duty accounts for the increase in my sick list.
I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Savannah, Ga., January 13, 1865.
Major General O. O. HOWARD,
Commanding Army of the Tennessee:
GENERAL: I am directed by the general-in-Chief of acknowledge the receipt of yours in reference to promotions and your movement. He also directs me to say he wishes you to move on Pocotaligo as soon as you can be well prepared, and that success may be assured he does not wish you to hurry matters to the expense or endangering of success.
I am, general, with respect,
L. M. DAYTON,
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, FIELD ORDERS
In the Field, Savannah, Ga., Numbers 11.
January 13, 1865.
I. Surg. W. C. Bennett, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty as medical inspector of Twentieth Army Corps, and is assigned to the charge of hospital of the left Wing, Army of Georgia, in and around the city of Savannah.
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By order of Major General W. T. Sherman:
L. M. DAYTON,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND, FIELD ORDERS,
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 11.
Beaufort, S. C., January 13, 1865.
I. Colonel M. C. Garber, senior Chief quartermaster, Department of Army of the Tennessee, is relieved from such duty, and will forthwith proceed to Washington, D. C., and report to the Quartermaster U. S. Army.
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