Slocum and Kilpatrick will also be at the points intended, where all will be in communication to-night, and you can also. All well.
I am, general, with respect, &c.,
L. M. DAYTON,
HARRISON'S CROSS-ROADS, S. C. (Dr. BOYD'S),
February 21, 1865.
Major General W. T. SHERMAN,
Commanding Military Division of the Mississippi:
GENERAL: I arrived at this point at about 1 p.m. My headquarers are at the house of Dr. Boyd near the cross-roads which leads to Poplar Springs. It is five miles from this point to Poplar Springs. General Corse, who leads to-day, will push out on that road some distance.
O. O. HOWARD,
P. S. -General Woods' division was marched to Longtown with a view to making a demonstration at Mickles' Ferry. It will join us at Peay's Ferry, the next ferry north.
O. O. HOWARD,
Winnsborough, February 21, -6 p.m.
DEAR GENERAL: Generals Slocum and Davis are here. Slocum sends his pontoons and wagons to-morrow straight for the ferry at Rocky Mount Post-Office by Gladden's Grove. He will keep four divisions breaking road up as far as the Chester District line, and aimto cross his whole command the day after to-morrow. Let Blair finish up the road good to this point, and then assemble at Poplar Srpings and effect a crossing of the Waterre, prepared to get all across the day after to-morrow. Slocum will assemble his command at Gladden's. Communicate with me there or at Rocky Mount. After crossing, Slocum and the cavalry will have the road from Lancaster to Chesterfield and you from your ferry straight for Cheraw, dipping a little south, to get on the Camden road. I will keep with the Twentieth Corps, which is Slocum's right.
W. T. SHERMAN,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE
Harrison's Cross-Roads, S. C., February Numbers 45.
The movement to-morrow at 6. 30 a.m.: Major General John A. Logan, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps, will march his First Division, Bvt. Major General C. R. Woods commanding, to Peay's Ferry, causing a slight demonstration to be made at Mickles' Ferry. A small force will also
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