War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0486 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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Corps along the line of the Winnsborough road. A brigade from each corps will constitute the rear guard, and the brigade commander will be held responsible that every soldier and army attache is out of town when he begins his march. The brigades that are now guarding the town are preferred for this duty.

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By order of Major General O. O. Howard:

A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Columbia, S. C., February 19, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I respectfully report that no change has occurred in my command to-day. I am still encamped near Columbia, with one brigade in the city.

I am, major, very respectfully,

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Columbia, S. C., February 19, 1865.

Major-General HAZEN,

Commanding Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am directed by the general commanding to say that as soon as you have destroyed the proportion of railroad allotted to you, you will return to your present camp near this city.

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

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Columbia, S. C., February 19, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that this division with the Fourth to-day completed the destruction of the fifteen miles of the Columbia Branch of the South Carolina Railroad, and has retured to its camp at this point. My headquarters remain as at last report.

I am, respectfully,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Columbia, S. C., February 19, 1865.

Major M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command remains in the same position as mentioned in last report. An explosion took place