War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0350 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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Generals Slocum and Corse I forwarded immediately. I expect to encamp to-night at Buford's Bridge. General Slocum is several miles to the rear. All getting along well.

Your obedient servant,

JOHN W. GEARY,

Brevet Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

General WILLIAMS:

I send you this note from General Geary, which will indicate to you his position and that of General Slocum, who has orders to turn up toward you. Please send back the inclosed order to General Slocum. *

I am, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Graham's Station, February 8, 1865.

Brigadier General JOHN W. GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs that you march your command to Blackville to-morrow, via Ayers' and Nimmons' plantations. The bearer, one of our scouts, will guide you. You will find the roads good, and the general wishes you to reach Blackville to-morrow night. The distance will be about eighteen miles. We are at work destroying the railroad, and the whole command will get to Blackville to-morrow night. The Fifteenth Corps is at Lowry's; the Seventeenth, farther east. The Fourteenth Corps is to go to Williston. Corps headquarters will be at Blackville to-morrow night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, FIELD ORDERS,

TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 9.

Buford's Bridge, S. C., February 8, 1865.

This command will march to-morrow at 6 a.m. Order of brigades: Second, Selfridge's, Third, First. Artillery and trains will march in their usual relative order.

General Pardee with his brigade will take charge of the trains.

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By command of Bvt. Major General John W. Geary:

W. T. FORBES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Graham's, S. C., February 8, 1865.

[General J. W. GEARY:]

GENERAL: I send you a scout to show you the road from Buford's Bridge by Ayers' to Nimmons'. That is as far as he has been. But I

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*See Special Field Orders, Numbers 25, p. 343.

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