War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0584 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Tiller's Bridge, S. C., February 26, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I respectfully report that in obedience to your orders I left my camp near West's Cross-Roads at 7 o'clock this morning, marching on this point by way of Pine Tree Church. I am now encamped within one mile of Tiller's Bridge, at the crossing of the Camden and Cheraw road with the Young's Bridge and Bishopville road, with one brigade toward Bishopville, facing south; one toward Camden, facing west; one toward Young's Bridge, facing north. My headquarters are at the cross-roads.

I am, major, very respectfully,

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Tiller's Bridge, S. C., February 26, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: A prisoner brought in this evening reports that he left Lieutenant-General Hardee's army yesterday morning at Florence, and that it is now marching up the road between that point and Cheraw, with the head of column, as the prisoner supposes, at Cheraw to-night. The enemy he reports to be moving the intention of uniting at Charlotte.

I am, major, very respectfully,

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

West's Cross-Roads, S. C., February 26, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE A. STONE,

Commanding Third Brigade, First Division, 15th Army Corps:

COLONEL: In addition to the instructions you have doubtless received from Major-General Woods, your immediate commander, you will peace act as guard to the column, at the same time continuing and affording your escort to the pontoon train.

The rebel General Hampton, with quite a cavalry force, is in our neighborhood, and it behooves us to resort to every means to preserve out trains and the column from sudden dashes of cavalry.

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

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Tiller's Bridge, February 26, 1865.

General Hazen, Commanding Second Division:

The rebel cavalry that were on this side of the river have moved down in the direction of your camp on the road on which we encamped last night. Look well to your wagons and foraging parties.

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.

(Same to General Smith, Third Division.)