War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0514 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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be sent to guard the crossings of Waterre Creek. The other three divisions of the corps will move to Peay's Ferry via Poplar, Spring. The Seventeenth Army Corps, Major General F. P. Blair commanding, will move to Poplar Spring. The bridge train, in case it is still with the Seventeenth Army Corps, will move behind the ordnance train of the leading division of that corps. If it is with the Fifteenth Army Corps it will move in rear of the leading division of that corps. Department headquarters will follow the leading division of the Fifteenth Army Corps.

By ordedr of Major General O. O. Howard:

A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISIOIN, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Camp Near Longtown, S. C., February 21, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Asssistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I respectfully report that I started out of camp about 9 a.m. to-day, following out in rear of the Second Division. Leaving it, however, after having gone some ten miles, I continued with my command in the direction [of] Longtown, camping within one mile of that place at 8 in the evening, two brigades looking toward it, with one facing back on the road over which I had marched. My headquarters are within one mile of the cross-roads at Longtown.

I am, major, very respectfully,

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Dutchman's Creek, S. C., February 21, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that my division left camp this morning at 9. 30 o'clock, closely following the Fourth Division, marching to ths point which it reached a little after dark. My headquarters are about 400 yards east of the crossing.

I am, respectfully,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Harrison's Cross-Roads, S. C., February 21, 1865,.

Major M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command broke camp at intersection of Columbia, Camden, and Winnsborough roads at noon, and marched via Round Top and Concord Church to Harrison's Cross-Roads, encamping at 11. 45 p.m. The ground upon which the command is encamped was chosen with reference to the comfort of the troops ratehr than for defensive purposes. Headquarters are at the fork of the road; distance marched, seventeen miles.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.