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may select about Bamberg or Lowry's, to be parked. As soon as you reach the railroad set to work to destroy it effectually, viz, every rail must be twisted. Your advance should push out a mile or so beyond the railroad toward South Edisto, on the Cannon's Bridge road. If you hear Howard engaged lean toward Midway, but get the road broken anyhow. I will be with you, but want you to fight your own battles, as I am a non-combatant. The enemy ought to fight us, but I don't believe he will.

Yours, &c.,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

P. S. --Have the left-hand road at the church clear for Williams by 8 a.m.

S.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 9.

In the Field, S. C., February 6, 1865.

I. The troops of this division will march at 8 a.m. to-morrow, the 7th instant, in the following order, viz:

1. First Brigade Infantry, General Rice commanding, with one regiment thrown in rear of the battery.

2. Second Brigade Infantry, Colonel Adams commanding, who will direct the regiments of his command to march by the side of the ordnance and supply trains of the division, inclosing these trains if possible.

3. Trains as follows: First, ambulance; second, ordnance; third, supply train (the two latter to be moved within the Second Brigade infantry, as herein directed); fourth, brigade trains in same order as brigades.

4. Third Brigade Infantry, Colonel Hurlbut commanding, who will keep the column well closed up, bringing forward all stragglers.

By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

LOUIS H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, S. C., February 6, 1865.

Colonel F. J. HURLBUT, Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: The road upon which the troops will move to-morrow will be the direct one to Hickory Hill. You will therefore countermarch your troops and trains, taking the left at the Four Corners, about a mile back.

By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

LOUIS H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 34.

Cowpen Ford, S. C., February 6, 1865.

The following are the orders for to-morrow:

1. Bvt. Major General Giles A. Smith will have the advance, and will move forward on the direct Midway road at 7 a.m.

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