War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0106 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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Colonel Roy, General Hardee's adjutant-general, told Mr. Willis that they expected to have to evacuate and make a stand at Branchville. Colonel Roy also said that General Lee could not spare any troops from Richmond, as he had barely enough to hold it. Some troops were sent down to Branchville from Richmond, but afterward ordered back.

JAMES WILSON,

Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General, Dept. and Army of the Tenn.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 33.

Washington, January 21, 1865.

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29. The telegraphic order dated Fortress Monroe, Va., January 6, 1865, directing Bvt. Brigadier General D. C. McCallum, superintendent military railroads, to proceed without delay to report in person to Major-General Sherman, at Savannah, or wherever he might be found, is hereby confirmed.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD OFFICERS,

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Numbers 19.

Beaufort, S. C., January 21, 1865.

I. The pioneer battalion (colored) of the Seventeenth Army Corps, Captain J. H. Davis commanding, is relieved from further duty at this point and will forthwith join the corps at or near Pocotaligo.

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By order of Major General O. O. Howard;

SAML. L. TAGGART,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 5.

Beaufort, S. C., January 21, 1865.

I. Bvt. Brigadier General William B. Woods, having, by direction of the Major-general commanding the Army, reported for duty in accordance with his brevet rank, is hereby assigned to command of the First Brigade of this division. He will at once assume command accordingly.

By order of Bvt. Major General C. R. Woods:

FRED. H. WILSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Pocotaligo, S. C., January 21, 1865.

Captain S. L. TAGGART,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:

CAPTAIN: In accordance with instructions to make demonstrations toward the Salkehatchie River, I sent General Mower, with his entire