HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 17TH ARMY CORPS, No. 27. Near Rivers' Bridge, S. C., February 4, 1865.
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IV. This command will move at 8 a. m. to-morrow in the following order: First, Second Brigade; second, Battery Fifteenth Ohio; third, First Brigade, excepting one regiment, which will report to Captain J. B. Pearce, commissary of subsistence, Third Division, for the purpose of guarding stores. Ambulances and trains as therefore.
By order of Brigadier General M. F. Force:
J. C. DOUGLASS,
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near Sister's Ferry, February 4, 1865.
Colonel M. C. HUNTER,
Commanding First Brigade, Third Division, 14th Army Corps:
COLONEL: I am directed by General Baird, commanding division, to inform you that the division will probably cross the river to-morrow morning at 9 or 10 o'clock.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN W. ACHESON,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. 14TH ARMY CORPS, No. 5. Sister's Ferry, Ga., February 4, 1865.
The corps will cross the Savannah River in the following order:
General Carlin will cross his division (the wagon trains in advance) to-morrow as soon after dawn as he can get possession of the bridge. He will encamp in a favorable position near the upper landing on the South Carolina shore.
General Baird will cross his division (trains in advance) immediately in rear of General Carling, encamping near the upper landing.
Lieutenant-Colonel Moore with his trains, followed by the reserve artillery and corps headquarters, will cross in rear of General Baird.
General Morgan will cross his command (trains in advance) in rear of corps headquarters and encamp as he will hereafter be directed.
Each division commander will cause his trains to be loaded with commissary and quartermaster stores with the least delay possible after his wagons or any of them have reached the upper landing.
By order of Bvt. Brigadier General J. C. Davis:
A. C. McCLURG,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Chief of Staff.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, February 4, 1865-3 a. m.
Brevet Major-General WILLIAMS,
Commanding Twentieth Corps:
GENERAL: Inclosed I send you a copy of report* just received from Major-General Howard, his operations giving full possession of the Salkehatchie. General Sherman desires you will move slowly to the
*See Howard to Sherman, February 3, p. 286.