One section of the bridge train will move by the direct road from Liberty Hill to Flat Rock Post-Office and follow the Fifteenth Army Corps; the other section will follow the Seventeenth Army Corps. A rear guard from each corps will follow the section of the bridge train.
By order of Major General O. O. Howard:
A.m. VAN DYKE,
[FEBRUARY 23, 1865. -For complimentary letter from Howard to Logan, see Part I, p. 241.]
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near Flat Rock Church, S. C., February 23, 1865.
Major MAX WOODHULL,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:
MAJOR: I respectfully report that I left my camp near Wateree River at 7 this morning, marching toward the ferry, crossing on the pontoonboats. I followed in rear of the Third Division on the same road, going into camp at 5 in the evening in the vicinity of Flat Rock Church. In obedience to your orders, I left one brigade of my division (the Third, Colonel Stone commanding) back at Red Hill, where it now is awaiting orders. The remaining two brigades are encamped on the Camden road, facing southeast. My headquarters are near the church.
I am, major, very respectfully,
C. R. WOODS,
HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Flat Rock Church, S. C., February 23, 1865.
Bvt. Major General C. R. WOODS,
Commanding First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that the movement will be continued to-morrow on West's Cross-Roads, via the lower Williams' Cross-Roads, and that you will have the advance. You will please make your dispositions tomove out at 6. 30 a.m., on such roads as may be indicated in the morning, by one of the staff officers of the commanding general.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
White Oak Creek, S. C., February 23, 1865.
Major MAX WOODHULL,
I have the honor to report that my division passed out of camp yesterday at 12 m., reaching this point at 5 p.m. My headquarters are at the
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. B. HAZEN,