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HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Tiller's Bridge, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: In reply to your communication of last night, I respectfully report that I will be ready to march at 9 this a.m. It was 1 o'clock this morning before the bridge was completed, and crossing through the dark swamp this side the river was very difficult, the drivers constantly running off the road, delaying the crossing very much.

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

C. R. WOODS

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Black Creek, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that the First Brigade and trains of this command crossed Lynch's Creek to-day after the bridge was rebuilt and marched to Kellytown, where joined the rest of the division and moved forward to Black Creek, where camped at 6. 30 p.m., having marched eleven miles.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

New Market, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Major-General HAZEN,

Commanding Second Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: General Woods has been ordered to move out at daylight to-morrow morning on Cheraw, opening communication with the Seventeenth Army Corps. The general commanding requests that you will move your command in rear of his division, well closed up. The pontoon train will move with your command.

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

MAX. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Kelly's Bridge, S. C., March 2, 1865-7 p.m.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE:

Owing to washing out of one of the trestles, the part of the bridge west of the old bridge gave way, and as the water has fallen the trestles can be laid flat upon the ground and covered. I had hoped the bottom was firm and that a bridge over this part would be unnecessary, but every part of it will have to be recovered. This will delay me a portion of the morning to-morrow.

I am, respectfully,

W. B. HAZEN,

Major-General.