26th instant. Our headquarters are at Young's house, near the cross-roads. General Logan's corps will close up in this vicinity and move forward to Tillersville on the 26th instant.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant.
A.m. VAN DYKE,
HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 51.
Near Flat Rock, S. C., February 24, 1865.
The following are the orders for to-morrow:
Bvt. Major General G. A. Smith, commanding Fourth Division, will move forward on the Flat Rock road at 7 a.m.
Major General J. A. Mower, commanding First Division, will move at 6 a.m., following the route taken by the Fourth Division.
Brigadier General M. F. Force, commanding Third Division, will move forward at 6 o'clock and march as far as practicable. The bridge train will move as General Force may direct.
The First Michigan Engineers will move next after the troops of the Fourth Division with tool wagons and ambulances. Their train will follow the First Division.
The Ninth Illinois Mounted Infantry will move forward at 6. 30 a.m. By command of Major General F. p. Blair:
C. CADLE, JR.,
HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Wateree River, S. C., February 24, 1865 - 7 a.m.
Captain C. CADLE, Jr.,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventeenth Army Corps:
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that my command is still awaiting the crossing of the pontoon train and taking up of the bridge. Will move immediately after the latter is completed. Bridge was broken twice on the night by wagons going into the river - one of the First Michigan Engineer train and one of my supply train.
I am, captain, very truly yours,
M. F. FORCE,
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
February 24, 1865.
Brigadier General M. F. FORCE,
Commanding Third Division:
GENERAL: The major-general commanding instructs me to direct you to move forward at 6 a.m., following the other divisions to Flat Rock Post-Office. Order the pontoon train to move with you and place two regiments as rear guard. You can send your foragers ahead.
C. CADLE, JR.,