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regiments to move to McCaskill's Cross-Roads, four miles distant, with instructions to hold that position. The remainder of my command is in a defensible position and in bivouac at this point.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In Field, Pine Tree Meeting-House, February 25, 1865.

Colonel F. J. HURLBUT,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: You will pay particular attention to the posting of your pickets to-night, connecting on the right with those of General Rice, and instructing them to be on the alert and very watchful toward morning. Hampton's cavalry, said to be about 5,000 strong, are in our vicinity, and captured most of the foragers of the First Division to-day and some wagons.

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

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MOUNTED INFANTRY,

Near Tiller's Bridge, S. C., February 25, 1865 - 1. 30 p.m.

Major General JOHN A. LOGAN,

Commanding Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Pursuant to orders from headquarters Fifteenth Army Corps, I broke camp at daybreak this a.m. and marched to this place, at which I arrived at 9 a.m., meeting with no opposition and finding the bridge safe. We captured 10 guns, 7 kegs of powder, and 20 prisoners. There is another bridge four miles below. The road is good to both bridges on this side. On the opposite side the roads are swampy for about a quarter of a mile. I have picketed the road at both bridges and await orders. My vedettes have just brought in a company of State militia, seventeen strong.

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

CH. BURKHARDT,

Major Twenty-ninth Missouri Infantry. Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Hough's Bridge, on Little Lynch's Creek, February 25, 1865.

Captain A.m. VAN DYKE,

Asst. Adjt. General, Department and Army of the Tennessee:

CAPTAIN: The Fourth Division of my command is encamped one miles and a half east of Little Lynch's Creek. The First Division is encamping on the west side of the creek. The Third Division will encamp from three to five miles back. I have not yet heard from them.

Respectfully,

FRANK P. BLAIR, JR.,

Major-General.