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to-morrow morning and move toward Ashepoo. I have also crossed at Combahee Ferry and occupy the causeway for about half a mile from the river. There is in the works there some artillery and some militia. We will drive them out to-morrow. The troops that have been occupying the works at Salkehatchie was a brigade of South Carolina veterans, who came from Richmond. They formerly belonged to Early's army; were in Richmond a few weeks; came here three weeks ago. They marched toward Charleston, on the dirt road. A pass from a deserter states that he will rejoin his company at Adams' Run, a point between the Ashepoo and the Edisto.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN P. HATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. COAST DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Pocotaligo, S. C., February 6, 1865.

Captain MESEREAU,

Chief of Artillery:

CAPTAIN: You will move with two Napoleons in rear of cavalry to-morrow morning at 8. 30 o'clock on the Salkehatchie road, taking two days' rations and forage.

By command of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty-fifth Mass. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

ORDERS.] HDQRS. COAST DIVISION, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Pocotaligo, S. C., February 6, 1865.

The One hundred and second Regiment U. S. Colored Troops, and the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers, under Colonel Hallowell, will move from camp to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, taking two days' rations and sixty rounds of ammunition per man. The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers will move down the railroad to the Salkehatchie bridge and cross. The One hundred and second U. S. Colored Troops will move down the Union road, on which our advance pickets are now stationed, to the railroad and cross the river.

By command of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty-fifth Mass. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HDQRS. COAST DIVISION, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Pocotaligo, S. C., February 6, 1865.

Major W. F. WEBSTER,

Commanding Battalion, Fourth Massachusetts Cavalry:

MAJOR: You will move with all your available men to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock, passing through the old Pocotaligo fort and down Salkehatchie road to the bridge across the river. You will take two days' rations and forage.

By command of Brigadier General J. P. Hatch:

LEONARD B. PERRY,

First Lieutenant, Fifty-fifth Mass. Vols., and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General