In case you wish to detain General Logan longer for the Left Wing, I hope you will allow one division at least to move up to Angley's Post-Office to-morrow.
Broxton's Bridge is near Williams' (marked on the map), and Rives' Bridge is five miles above.
O. O. HOWARD,
SPECIAL HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD ORDERS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE Numbers 29.
Near River's Bridge, S. C., February 2, 1865.
The following disposition of troops will be made for to-morrow: The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, will move to Angley's Post-Office, and sending forward a reconnaissance will endeavor to take and hold possession of Buford's Bridge. Major General F. P. Blair, commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, will cause his Third Division to close in with the corps and reconnoiter the line of the river, with a view of turning the enemy's position at Rivers' Bridge in case it is not turned during the night.
By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
A.m. VAN DYKE,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Snyder's Store, February 2, 1865.
Commanding Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: The general commanding directs me to request you to send a couple of regiments up the road leading to Angley's Post-Office about one mile. Let them take position covering the approaches from that direction and intrench.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. S. -General Sherman requests that the officer in command may look out for couriers from General Howard.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
February 2, 1865.
Major General F. P. BLAIR,
Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: I don't feel quite satisfied about our north face. I think you had better have General Giles Smith move up his smallest brigade entire, and extend your line to the left, facing north; and as soon as it is dark back the main line of General Mower to the high ground, and cover the north front by a good skirmish line.