War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0130 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING,

Savannah, Ga., January 25, 1865.

Major-General SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:

DEAR GENERAL: Your letter of yesterday has just come to hand. I ordered Davis yesterday to resume his march this morning at daylight, and directed Williams to push a division, if possible, from Purysburg toward the ferry. These orders are now being executed. Davis had gone with Morgan's division. I shall order Geary forward to-morrow, and shall advise Corse to move at the same time on one of the other roads. I shall send my headquarters teams with Geary division and go up the river on one of the transports. This will give me an opportunity to stop at Purysburg and give whatever new orders may be necessary; also to see the gun-boat and send it above the ferry. I shall probably arrive as Sister's ferry as soon as the head of Davis' column can reach there. I shall hear from Davis this evening as to the progress made to-day, and will write you again before leaving here.

Very respectfully, &c.,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Savannah, Ga., January 25, 1865.

Bvt. Major General J. W. GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The Major-general commanding the corps directs that you move with your command, to-morrow morning, for Sister's Ferry, following the Fourteenth Corps. You can march on either of the roads, selecting the best. The general directs that you take charge of all the trains of the corps now on this side of the river, and march them with your column. The Fourteenth Corps starts to-day, and will march on three roads. Upon arriving at Sister's Ferry you will cross your command and rejoin the corps.

By command of Brevet Major-General Williams:

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 2.

Savannah, Ga., January 25, 1865.

This command will move to-morrow at 8 a.m. Further instructions will be issued this afternoon.

By order of Bvt. Major General John W. Geary:

W. T. FORBES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., January 25, 185.

Bvt. Major General C. GROVER,

Commanding, &c., Savannah, Ga.:

GENERAL: The provisions, &c., sent on the Greyhound and Daniel Webster should be received and turned over to the mayo, Mr. Arnold,