War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0446 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND FIELD ORDERS,

ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE. Numbers 40.

Near Congaree Creek, S. C., February 16, 1865.

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V. The following will be the movemetns of this command to-morrow: The Fifteenth Army Corps, Major General John A. Logan commanding, will cross the Broad River and take up position beyond the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad, facing eastward and be prepared to destroy the road from the city fifteen miles southward. The Seventeenth Army corps, Major General F. P. Blair, commanding, following the Fifteenth Army Corps, will take up position on the west side of the railroad facing northward, and be prepared to destroy the railroad from the city toward Winnsborough. The trains of department headquarters will follow the leading division of the Seventeenth Army Corps. Department cattle herd will follow the Seventeenth Army Corps.

By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Congaree Creek, S. C., February 16, 1865.

Major BURKHARDT,

Commanding Twenty-sixth Missouri Mounted Infantry:

MAJOR: I am directed by the general commanding to instruct you to move your command to this point. Leave about one-third of your mounted men on this side of the river to picket the different roads leading into our park, and with the rest of your command cross the creek and push off to the left to make connection with the other corps moving in that direction.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Congaree Creek, S. C., February 16, 1865.

Captain A.m. VAN DYKE,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to forward the inclosed note fromMajor-General Woods with reference to the movements of the enemy for the information of the major-general commanding. As will be seen, we have advanced our skirmish line and now occupy the works of the rebels discovered in our front last night. The general has gone to the front.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.