ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,
Near Graham's Station, S. C., February 7, 1865.
This command will spend the day to-morrow destroying the railroad.
The troops of the First Division will move at 7 a.m. to Graham's Station, and commence the destruction of the road there, working west. The Third Division will commence at this point, and work toward Graham's Station. The work must be thoroughly done; each rail so destroyed that it will be impossible to use it again. The trains will be left at this point, and General Ward will detail two regimens to remain with them as guards. Corps headquarters will be at Graham's Station to-morrow.
By command of Brevet Major-General Williams:
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
In the Field, Lowry's Station, February 7, 1865.
We are on the railroad here. Williams took the road at Duncanville for Graham's. Our maps are right, and you will find no difficulty in following him. It is the straight or left-hand road, about two miles out from Little Salkehatchie. Howard is at Midway and the Edisto. Enemy has retreated across the Edisto.
W. T. SHERMAN,
HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, ARMY OF GEORGIA,
Near Coosawhatchie Swamp, February 7, 1865.
Brevet Major-General GEARY,
Commanding Second Division, Twentieth Corps:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you start your command to-morrow morning by at least 6 o'clock, and that you reach and cross Buford's Bridge to-morrow if possible. He has information that General Sherman has reached a point where he cannot do without us, and is awaiting our arrival.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
ROBT. P. DECHERT,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY COMMAND,
Blackville, S. C., February 7, 1865--2 p.m.
[Major General W. T. SHERMAN,
GENERAL: I crossed Salkehatchie at 2 p.m. yesterday with little opposition. We drove a rebel cavalry brigade out of and occupied this place at 1 p.m. to-day. Wheeler was near Graham's last night. I learn now that a large portion of his force is between me and the Edisto. I will remain here until morning, destroying track, and then
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