War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0630 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Kellytown, March 1, 1865.

Major General W. B. HAZEN,

Commanding Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general commanding desires me to say that he will make a reconnaissance to-morrow morning to New Market with the cavalry, but will detain General Oliver's brigade at this point till you are over.

By order of Major General Howard:

J. A. SLADEN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Kelly's Bridge, S. C., March 1, 1865.

Major M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command remains in the same position as reported on the 26th [ultimo], waiting for the Second Division (it being in the advance) to build a bridge and cross Lynch's Creek. The pioneer corps of this command has been assisting that of the Second Division in building the bridge.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, near Black Creek, S. C., March 1, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honorto inform you that my division broke camp at 1. 30 p.m. (most of my train having succeeded in crossing Lynch's Creek at this hour), and moving on the direct Camden and Cheraw road, made Black Creek at 8. 30 p.m., where I placed my command in a defensible position with reference to my rear and flanks, the front being protected by the creek and swamp, and ordered the troops into night bivouac. No enemy has been developed in my front thus far.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 30.

In the Field, Lynch's Creek, S. C., March 1, 1865.

I. As soon as the trains of this division are across the swamp the troops will march. Brigade commanders will therefore hold their men in camp and be in readiness to move at a moment's notice. The route to be pursued will be the main Camden and Cheraw road to the crossing of Black Creek, twelve miles distant. The order of march shall be as follows: First, Second Brigade Infantry, with two regiments in advance, followed by the battery, one regiment to move by the side of battery and trains. Second, Third Brigade Infantry, moving by the