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from Lancaster yesterday, but has not reported to-day. I should like him to remain on my flank, as it will enable me to march more securely and, of course, more rapidly.

I am, very respectfully,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

THREE MILES FROM ROCKY MOUNT-3. 30 p.m.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of Major-General Sherman. I shall go to the bridge and see that no time is lost. I think the Twentieth Army Corps can move to-morrow safely. I will press the Fourteenth forward as rapidly as possible.

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

In the Field, Ingraham's House, S. C., February 27, 1865.

Brevet Major-General WILLIAMS,

Commanding Twentieth Corps:

GENERAL: The general-in-chied directs that you move your corps to-morrow, February 28, to the road leading from Lancaster to Blakeny's Bidge, at or near Horton's Tavern.

I am, general, with respect,

L. M. DAYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Hanging Rock Post-Office, S. C., February 27, 1865.

Captain R. P. DECHERT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Left Wing:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that Lieutenant Kirkwood, Nineteenth Michigan Volunteers, in charge of a foraging party, yesterday met a party of Kilpatrick's cavalry foragoing about four miles from Lancaster, who stated that Kilpatrick had two brigades encamped at Lancaster.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. S. WILLIAMS

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

ORDERS.] HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH CORPS,

Near Hanging Rock Creek, S. C., February 27, 1865.

This corps will move to-morrow to the vicinity of Horton's Tavern, in the same order and under the same directions as prescribed in the order published from these headquarters yesterday. General Geary will start at 6. 30 a.m. General Jackson following will dispose of his troops to cover his own and General Geary's trains.

General Ward will break camp in time to close up to the rear of the First Division trains.

By command of Bvt. Major General A. S. Williams:

CHAS. MOYER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.