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HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, on Dutchman's Creek, S. C., February 21, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to make the following report of the movements of my command this instant: I broke camp near Muddy Springs at 5. 30 a.m., and moved past Round Top across Twenty-five Mile Creek to the Camden road, striking it at a point about three miles distant from Ridgeway, and thence to the right along the Camden road to the intersectioin by the Rocky Mount road, down which I have moved my command two miles and placed it in position and bivouac on the south bank of Dutchman's Creek.

I have marched my division twenty-one miles, most of the route traversed being by private roads.

Very respectufully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. FOURTH DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 22.

In the Field, on Dutchman's Creek, S. C.,

February 21, 1865.

I. The troops of this division will be in readiness to move at 7 a.m. to-morrow, the 22nd instant, on Wateree River, taking the Rocky Mount road, in the following order:

First, Third Brigade Infantry and battery; second, trains in same order as the 21st instant; third, First Brigade Infantry, marching by the side of the trains; fourth, Second Brigade Infantry, with strong rear guard, which will bring forward all stragglers of whatever command.

Inasmuch as this division will probably be the rear of the column, the troops will be in readiness, but will not move until further orders.

By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Simpson's Turnout, S. C., February 21, 1865.

Captain A.m. VAN DYKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Dept. and Army of the Tennessee:

CAPTAIN: My command is encamped at this point, six miles from Winnsborough. We have destroyed thirteen miles of railroad to-day. I shall move to-morrow, via Winnsborough, to Poplar Spring, destroying the road to Winnsborough. I am obliged to go by the latter place, as there is no road leading direct from here to Poplar Spring.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK P. BLAIR, JR.,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 48.

Simpson's Station, S. C., February 21, 1865.

The march to-morrow will be via Winnsborough to Poplar Spring Post-Office.