War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0518 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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of Wateree Creek, near Wateree Church, starting at 8 a.m. to-morrow. The trains will move in the following order: Artillery, ponoon train Second Division, Third Division, First Division. An advanced guard of three regiments will be sufficient.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Beaver Dam Creek, S. C., February 21, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GEARY,

Commanding Second Division:

GENERAL: The brevet major-general commanding directs me to inform you that the corps will march from here to-morrow to the vicinity of Wateree Meeting House.

In the absence of other orders, he desires that as soon as you have completed the destruction of that part of the railroad assigned to you that you rejoin the corps with your command at the above-mentioned point. General Ward is ordered to destroy the railroad from the upper road crossing to White Oak Station.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. PERKINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION, TWENTIETH

ARMY CORPS, Numbers 15.

Winnsborough, S. C., February 21, 1865.

During to-morrow the Second and Third Brigades of this division will continue the destruction of the railroad northward as far as White Oak, if possible.

The destruction must be performed most thoroughly. One mile well destroyed is worth two half done.

The First Brigade will remain on duty in Winnsborough and vicinity. Orders will be issued to-morrow indicating at what point the brigades will concentrate.

By command of Bvt. Major General John W. Geary.

W. T. FORBES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Winnsborough, February 21, 1865.

Major-General KILPATRICK,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I presume you now to be about Lemon's or Buckhead Post-Office, and base my present calculations on that supposition. I wold like you to move with your whole force to the neighborhood of Black Stocks Depot or Springwell Post-Office, taking position and maneuvering so as to seem to be the advance of the whole army in the direction of Chesterville and Charlotte, and to cover General Davis'