War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0348 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Nine Miles North of Brighton, February 8, 1865.

Captain DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Note received. Will push to Barnwell as directed. Baird crossing Dry Gall Creek. Carlin in charge of trains, &c., at Lawtonville. Morgan left Sister's Ferry this morning. Was delayed by non-arrival of provisions. Will make twenty miles with whole corps to-morrow. Advance will be in the vicinity of Erwinton or Allendale Post-Office. Roads almost impassable yesterday, but improving rapidly to-day.

Very respectfully,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Six Miles North of Brighton, S. C., February 8, 1865.

Brigadier General J. D. MORGAN,

Commanding Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that you push on at daylight in the morning by this road (the road to Ingram's), with all your trains, instead of sending them to report to General Carlin. This road is splendid so far.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant, &c.,

A. C. McCLURG,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Lowry's Station, S. C., February 8, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WILLIAMS,

Commanding Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by General Sherman to say he desires you to place your entire command at Graham's, anduse all possible force in the destruction of the railroad, doing the work thoroughly by twisting rails and burning ties. Accomplish as much of this, working toward Augusta, as you can. Hold your command in readiness to move to Blackville to-morrow, awaiting further orders therefor.

I am, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Communicate with General Geary and get him up if possible.

L. M. D.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Graham's Station, February 8, 1865.

Major DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

MAJOR: I inclose herewith a note* from General Wheeler to General Howard, which the lady delivering it said was to be opened by the first general officer who came up; General Jackson therefore opened it.

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*See Wheeler to Howard, February 7, p. 330.

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