War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0132 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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NEW YORK, January 25, 1865.

(Received 10. 25 a.m.)

Major General H. W. HALLECK:

I arrived here last evening.

Q. A. GILLMORE,

Major-General.

NEW YORK, January 26, 1865.

(Received 12 m.)

Honorable Edwin M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Just arrived after a rough passage on steamer Monterey. Could not land at Cape Fear. Left Savannah 19th, Port Royal 22nd. Wet and stormy weather. General Sherman still at Savannah. Cotton being shipped at rate of 800 to 1,000 bales per day. Treasury and War Departments working smoothly and harmoniously.

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Pocotaligo, S. C., January 26, 1865.

Major General O. O. HOWARD,

Commanding Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: General Mower is still maneuvering against the Salkehatchie bridge and it is important the movement from Garden's Corners should be kept up. Continue it until you receive further orders. If boats can be obtained, let an effort be made to cross, but I do not wish it done at the risk of loss of life - merely to attract the enemy's attention.

Your obedient servant,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 17.

Beaufort, S. C., January 26, 1865.

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III. The Second and Third Brigades of this division will move from their present camp toward Garden's Corners at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning, the brigade and regimental teams following in rear of their respective brigades. The division train, under direction of the officers in the quartermaster's and ordnance departments, will follow the division to Garden's Corners, the wagons loaded with all the forage and supplies that can be taken.

IV. Brigade commanders will send into Beaufort forthwith all baggage, boxes, &c., to be left in accordance with orders from department headquarters to be stored with the post quartermaster, who is ready to give memorandum receipts of such property as may be left under his control.

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

FRED. H. WILSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.