War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0461 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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II. The following are the orders for to-morrow:

Each division will destroy three miles of road. The First Division will commence at the depot of the South Carolina Railroad at 7 a.m. and destroy three miles toward Winnsborough. It will then move forward to a camp to be selected six miles from the city. The Fourth Division will commence three miles from the city and destroy three miles north. The Third Division will move to a point six mile north of the city and destroy three miles, after which it will move back to the camp, six miles from the city. It will not be necessary to twist or bend the rails, and the First Michigan Engineers will follow and do it. The ties will be piled up with the rails on them and fired.

Two regiments will be left to come up with the train of each division as guard, and the trains will move forward to the camp as soon as they cross to-morrow.

The Third Division will move at 7 o'clock and the Fourth Division at 8 a.m.

Headquarters of the corps will remain in the city to-morrow.

By command of Major General F. P. Blair:

C. CANDLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Brigadier General M. F. FORCE,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say to you that we will remain in our present camp to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. CANDLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

February 17, 1865.

Brigadier General M. F. FORCE,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: General Sherman has ordered the bridge relaid and we weill move according to last night's order, the First Division moving about 10 o'clock.

Very respectfully,

C. CADLE, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

The Third Division will be ready to move about noon.

DOUGLASS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

February 17, 1865.

Brigadier-General FORCE,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: General Blair directs that after crossing the Saluda River you will park all your train about one mile and a half from the