War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0598 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 27, 1865.

Major MAX, WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I respectfully report that my division is still occupying the position as stated in my communication of last night. My pioneer corps, as well as troops of my command, have been busily engaged during the day in constructing an infantry crossing over Big Lynch's Creek. They have been much interefered with by the engineer party there at work, so that my labor is not so far advanced as it would otherwise have been.

I am, major, very respectfully,

C. R. WOODS,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Kelly's Bridge, S. C., February 27, 1865.

Major MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.:

I have the honor to report that this division has remained at this point to-day waiting subsistence of the water. The river at this point has fallen about three inches, and I am expecting to commence crossing early to-morrow. My headquarters are at the bridge.

I am, respectfully,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Tiller's Bridge, S. C., February 27, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: A letter just received from General Sherman directs is to move slowly, on account of some unavoidable delay of the left Wing, so that the march to Cheraw can be extended to four days instead of three. The general directs that you need do nothing further to-day than cross Lynch's Creek, with everything in readiness to move to-morrow. When you move, keep the column well closed up. It is reported by deserters that General Hardee is moving from Florence toward Charlotte with 100 guans and a long train, with about 4,000 or 5,000 men guarding them. The general wishes you to find out all you can in regard to his movements. The rear of his column was supposed to be at Cheraw last night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A.m. VAN YKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Tiller's Bridge, S. C., February 27, 1865.

Major General F. P. BLAIR,

Commanding Seventeenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: If the water continues to fall General Logan can get his trains over in the morning at this place and at Kelly's, and the