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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 36.

Midway, S. C., February 8, 1865.

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VI. The following are the orders for the movement to-morrow:

1. Major General J. A. Mower, commanding First Division, will have the advance, and will move his command forward at 7 a.m. on the Augusta road.

2. Brigadier General M. F. Force, commanding Third Division, will follow the First Division, moving forward from his present position at 8 a.m.

3. Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith, commanding Fourth Division, will follow the Third Division, being prepared to move at 9 a.m.

4. The train of department headquarters and of these headquarters will follow the troops of the First Division.

5. The bridge train will move next after the train of the Third Division.

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By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Midway, S. C., February 8, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee:

GENERAL: I send you an escaped prisoner who has some information that may be of importance. If what he states is true I think we might be able to capture some of the heavy artillery of the enemy.

I remain, general, with much respect, your obedient servant,

JOS. A. MOWER,

Major-General, U. S. Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Midway, S. C., February 8, 1865.

Bvt. Major General G. A. SMITH,

Commanding Fourth Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you withdraw the two regiments of your command now on the railroad and place them in the position assigned last night in your line. The First Division is waiting for their movement in order to take the line assigned them.

Very respectfully,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Midway, S. C., February 8, 1865.

Brigadier General W. W. BELKNAP,

Commanding Third Brigade:

In compliance with the within order you will bring the Eleventh Iowa and the Thirty-second Illinois up and place them in the position assigned last night.

By order of Brigadier General G. A. Smith:

AD. WARE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.