War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0140 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION,

TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 4.

Monteith Station, Ga., January 27, 1865.

This command will march at 6 a.m. to-morrow. Order of brigades: Second, Third, First. Sloan's battery will follow the Second Brigade in line. * * *

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

W. T. FORBES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Purysburg, S. C., January 27, 1865.

Brigadier General W. T. WARD, Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The Major-general commanding the corps directs that you move your command day after to-morrow morning as early as possible up the causeway as far as Bradham's house, halting there unless you receive further orders. He also directs that you leave all surplus stores, after loading all your wagons at this place, and also that you leave one regiment to guard the surplus commissary stores that will be left here in charge of Lieutenant Harbert, acting commissary. The general directs that you start from here with your wagons filled with stores and with three days' full rations in the men's haversacks.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., January 27, 1865.

Major General W. T. SHERMAN,

Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi, Pocotaligo:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that Admiral Dahlgren informs me that in obedience to your request, by telegram, he has sent the following vessels to make the demonstrations requested by you, viz: To the Combahee River, the gun-boat Baiching and one armed tug; to the South Edisto, the Pawnee and one armed tug; to the North Edisto, the Sonoma; to the Stono, the Wissahickon, the McDonough, and two mortar schooners. In addition, I have directed General Potter to proceed to Edisto Island, and with the Thirty-second U. S. Colored Troops, already landed there, to make a strong demonstration toward Williston, on the South Edisto River, co-operating with the navy. I will, if required, re-enforce him as far as necessary. The enemy have always kept a force at Williston guarding the roads to Adams' Run and Jacksonborough.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General of Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DISTRICT,

DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, FIRST SEPARATE BRIGADE,

Morris Island, S. C., January 27, 1865.

Captain G. H. SCOTT, Commanding Blockading Fleet off Charleston:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to inform you that eight deserters from the Confederate navy came in last night from Charleston Harbor.