War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0056 Chapter LIX. OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

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HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pocotaligo Station, January 15, 1865.

Captain CADLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: By advice of my surgeon, and with the consent of Major-General Blair, I have temporarily turned over my command to General M. F. Force, hoping that a few days' entire rest may refit me for duty. I am feeling very poorly to-day.

Very respectfully,

M. D. LEGGETT,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 15, 1865.

Captain C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the reconnaissance I sent out this p.m. found a good road leading to the landing on the Tullifinny-on the opposite side, however, from where the fleet lands supplies for General Foster's command. The landing is seven miles from this place; needs a wharf to enable supplies to be landed. The road is the first left hand one after crossing the Pocotaligo bridge on the Coosawhatchie road.

I am, captain, very truly yours,

M. F. FORCE,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 15, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the Major-general commanding.

FRANK P. BLAIR, JR.,

Major-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

Savannah, Ga., January 15, 1865.

Division commanders making all necessary preparations for a new campaign will hold their commands in readiness to march from Savannah on Wednesday next, the 18th instant. Ten days' rations of hard bread, coffee, sugar, and salt, and four days' rations of salt meat will be carried, each wagon being loaded with from 1,800 to 2,000 pounds. All surplus wagons must be loaded with forage. One wagon only will be allowed to division commissaries for scales, measures, paulins, broken packages, &c., and all wagons appropriated to the commissary department above this number will be counted as loaded with rations for the men. Regimental, brigade, and division headquarters wagons and ordnance and ambulance trains will haul at least three days' rations of forage for their animals; the batteries four days'. The ordnance trains will be loaded with the same complement of infantry and Artillery