War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0182 OPERATIONS IN N. C. S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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Brigade having the advance. Brevet Brigadier-General Woods (whose brigade marches in rear) will detail a rear guard and escort for the trains as required by Special Orders, Numbers 20, January 29, from these headquarters. Lieutenant MacCahill will move five of his ordnance wagons immediately in rear of the troops, four to be loaded with infantry ammunition, the remaining one with Artillery.

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

FRED. H. WILSON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, S. C., January 31, 1865.

Brigadier General WILLIAM T. CLARK,

Commanding First Brigade:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you had one regiment infantry in readiness to move, at a moment's notice, out on road with pioneer corps, under direction of Captain Klostermann, Chief engineer Fifteenth Army Corps.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. M. BUDLONG,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, THIRD DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS,

Near McPhersonville, S. C., January 31, 1865.

Captain S. M. BUDLONG,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the arrival of Colonel Tourtellotte, in charge of all transportation, detachments, &c., left at Beaufort, S. C.

I am, very respectfully, &c.,

WM. T. CLARK,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

In the Field, January 31, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR, Jr.,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Some recruits belonging to the cavalry, Twentieth and Fourteenth Corps, have just arrived. I will assign officers to command them, and wish you would assign them to one of your divisions until was can turn them over to their respective commands. You can draw on them for fatigue duty, &c.

Respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 28.

In the Field, S. C., January 31, 1865.

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III. The following are the orders for the movement to-morrow: First. The Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry will move in advance,