War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0288 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Rivers' Bridge, S. C., February 3, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. R. WOODS,

Commanding First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send all your empty wagons back to Pocotaligo Landing, to load with subsistence stores. General Blair's trainw ill leave here to-morrow a. m. at daylight, by the way of Crockettville and Hickory Hill Post-Office. If your train arrives first it will wait for General Blair. If his arrives first it will wait for yours, and the two proceed together. You will send one regiment as a guard for the train.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Rivers' Bridge, S. C., February 3, 1865.

Bvt. Major General C. R. WOODS,

Commanding First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding wishes you to move to Buford's Bridge to-morrow with two brigades, leaving the other at Angley's Post-Office to follow as other troops arrive. Secure that bridge and put it and the causeway in good repair. General Mower carried the works in our front this evening, so that, should you meet with any resistance at Buford's Bridge, simply make a demonstration, and we will turn the position from here.

Very respectfully,

A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Duck Creek, February 3, 1865.

Major M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to state that troops of my command have taken possession of opposite bank of Duck Creek without opposition. I have established my camp near the swamp on Allendale road.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

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

Camp in Field, S. C., February 3, 1865.

Captain S. M. BUDLONG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Division:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the scouting party sent out by Colonel Tourtellotte succeeded in forming a junction with General Hazen, and learned that he has one regiment over the river.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. T. CLARK,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.