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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Columbia, S. C., February 17, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command marched at 3 p.m. to-day in rear of the corps with baggage train, crossing Broad River half a mile from camp on pontoon bridge and reached Columbia at 6. 30 p.m. Took a position one mile from from the city on the Charlotte and South Crolina Railroad, having marched five miles.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Columbia, S. C., February 16 [17], 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that my division broke camp and crossed the Broad River at 4 p.m. to-day, and passing through this city camped one mile below it. My headquarters are at a small wood-colored building at about the center of my troops.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Broad River, S. C., February 17, 1865.

Major M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the operations of this command for yesterday, the 16th instant, as follows: Broke camp at 7 a.m. and moved across Congaree Creek; halted until near noon, then moved to ground occupied in the morning by First Division. Remained at that point until 2 p.m., and then moved to bank of Congaree River, opposite Columbia. At 4 p.m. received orders to follow Fourth Division and cross Saluda River at Saluda Factory; commenced crossing at the earliest possible monet (11 p.m.). The last of the command (except supply trains) arrived at camp near bridge across Broad River at 2 o'clock this p.m. These headquarters are established on the east side of the main road, opposite the left of the division. The troops were, owing to the lateness of the hour, encamped with reference to their comfort.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Columbia, S. C., Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report the operations of this command for the day, as follows: Broke camp on Broad River at 3 o'clock this p.m.,