War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0530 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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the duty to be mounted, and unless they are so authorized or mount themselves without authority this command cannot be properly fed. This is corroborated by all my brigade commanders, who, with myself, desire only the best interests of the service. On the late campaign in Georgia I found no difficulty in supplying my command and furnished 22,000 rations to needy troops, but at no time had a less per cent. than 5 of my men mounted and never had any of them dismounted. Should this arrangement be broken up my supplies will fall short of absolute necessity.

I am, respectfully,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Liberty Hill, S. C., February 22, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that this division broke camp at 6. 30 this morning, marching to the Wateree River (Peay's Ferry), making that point at 11 a.m., and after waiting till 3. 30 p.m. it crossed the pontoon bridge and marched to this point, making it at about sunset. My headquarters are on the south side of the road, near the crossing of Singleton Creek.

I am, respectfully,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Peay's Ferry, S. C., February 22, 1865.

Major M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command broke camp at Harrison's Cross-Roads at 7 o'clock this a.m., and marched via Poplar Springs to Peay's Ferry, crossing the Wateree River after dark and encamping with reference to the comfort of the troops near the river at 8. 30 p.m. The rear of the command did not arrive in camp until 11. 30 p.m., the passage of the column being frequently interrupted for the purpose of repairing the bridge. Headquarters are on the bank of the river, south of the main road; distance marched, eleven miles.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, near Wateree Creek, S. C., February 22, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the movements of my command this day: I broke camp at 8 a.m. and moved upon the Rocky Mount road via Poplar Springs and the intersection of the Carlyle Court-House, Winnsborough, and Rocky Mount roads, taking the right-hand and direct road to Peay's Ferry and the Wateree