War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0134 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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leave here on transport to-morrow morning and shall stop at Purysburg. I think we shall be at Sister's Ferry on the day mention in your letter - the 29th.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Springfield, Ga., January 26, 1865-11. 15 a.m.

Lieutenant Colonel A. C. McCLURG,

Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Fourteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The head of my division passing through Springfield. I shall move about a mile to the first good camping ground. I hear nothing from General Blair. Iverson's cavalry are said to be seven miles from here. A few of the enemy's pickets have been struck. I await further orders. Road about Ebenezer Creek is bad; from there to this point, good.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES D. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF THE GEORGIA,

Savannah, Ga., January 26, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division, Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: The Major-general commanding directs that you start your command to-morrow morning to Sister's Ferry. He directs that you take charge of and conduct to that place all trains of the Twentieth Corps now here. Captain Whittlesey, acting Chief quartermaster, will be instructed to report to you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. P. DECHERT,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 3.

Savannah, Ga., January 26, 1865.

This command will move at 8 a.m. to-morrow. Order of brigades: First, Second, Third. Knap's battery will follow the Second Brigade.

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

W. T. FORBES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

POCOTALIGO RIVER, January 26, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: I went over the defenses at Pocotaligo to-day, and waited as long as I could on account of the falling tide in hopes of seeing you. I wished to ask you if you would not consider the advisability of