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near the State arsenal this p.m., by which 1 commissioned officer and 3 enlisted men were killed, 1 enlisted men mortally, 12 seriously, and 7 slightly wounded. Inclosed I forward copy of Colonel J. B. McCown's report relative to the affair. *

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Brevet Major-General CORSE,

Commanding Fourth Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The point of concentration for the corps to-morrow night is Muddy Springs. The general commanding instructs me to direct you to move your command to that point on such roads as you may select, passing through or near Tompkins' [Hopkins'] house or plantation. Your train will be moved with the main column.

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

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

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

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding directs that the refugee train, instead of following the Seventeenth Army Corps, as directed in the order of march for to-morrow, will follow in advance of the rear guard of the Fifteenth Army Corps. Colonel James Wilson, provost-marshal-general, will take charge of it until it is fully organized.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major General John A. Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 46.

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

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

Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith, commanding Fourth Division, will have the advance and will move forward at 8 a.m. along the railroad.

Major General J. A. Mower, commanding First Division, will be prepared to move at 9 a.m., and will follow the Fourth Division.

Brigadier General M. F. Force, commanding Third Division, will be prepared to move at 10 a.m., and will follow the First Division.

The bridge train will follow the train of the First Division.

The First Regiment Michigan Engineers will follow the Third Division train.

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*Not found as an inclosure.

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