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HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Beaufort, S. C., January 24, 1865.

General SLOCUM,

Left Wing:

DEAR GENERAL: Weather is now magnificent, and we must take all advantage possible of it. The roads here cut deep also, and your best plan is to move rapidly to Robertsville via Sister's Ferry, and don't lose an hour of time. See Easton, that he gets boats to that point also, and we must get up on the Charleston and Augusta road in this spell of good weather. I go to Pocotaligo to-day, and will secure the Salkehatchie bridge, and make Hardee believe I am coming straight for Charleston. I shall expect to hear of you about Sister's Ferry in hour days - say 29th.

Yours,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

Savannah, Ga., January 24, 1865.

The following officers are hereby announced upon the staff of the Major-general commanding: Lieutenant Colonel H. G. Litchfield, assistant inspector-general; Captain G. W. Smith, Eighteenth U. S. Infantry, aide-de-camp.

By order of Bvt. Major General J. C. Davis:

A. C. McCLURG,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Beaufort, S. C., January 24, 1865.

Major-General FOSTER,

Hilton Head:

General Sherman desires that you complete the telegraph line from this place to Pocotaligo.

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HILTON HEAD, January 24, 1865-11. 40 a.m.

Major-General SHERMAN:

The steamer brings dates of the 20th from New York with recruits which I send up on the Louise. I will at once get the men at work on the telegraph line to Pocotaligo.

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 11.

Hilton Head, S. C., January 24, 1865.

During the temporary absence of Lieutenant Colonel James F. Hall, First New York Volunteer Engineers, provost-marshal-general of this depart-