War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0093 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 19, 1865.

Major General J. A. MOWER,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The Major-general commanding instructs me to say to you that General Force, commanding Third Division, has been directed to place two regiments in the position occupied by the brigade of your command on his left and to relieve your pickets as soon as you move out to-morrow morning.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 19, 1865.

Major General J. A. MOWER,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: I am directed by the Major-general commanding to say to you that he has directed two regiments from the Fourth Division to move out after you to-morrow and take position to cover the roads as you desire. Captain Henley, of the general's staff, will accompany the two deserters brought in by Colonel Gage, but considers their knowledge of the position of the enemy very indefinite. He directs me to say that if any large body of the enemy oppose your movements you will use your own discretion in regard to attacking them.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 19, 1865.

Bvt. Major General G. A. SMITH,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the Major-general commanding to direct you to extend your picket-line on your left until it connects with the right of the Third Division line. This will be done at daylight to-morrow.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA, Numbers 5.)Savannah, Ga., January 19, 1865.

Captain Robert P. Dechert, Twenty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, is hereby announced on the staff of the Major-general commanding as acting assistant adjutant-general. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Major General H. W. Slocum:

H. C. RODGERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.