War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0648 OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA. Chapter LIX.

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HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

New Lynch's Creek, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Major M. WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army corps:

MAJOR: In compliance with instructions I have the honor to report that my command commenced crossing the bridge at 3. 30 and the last wagon had crossed at 6 o'clock this evening. I will encamp at or near Kellytown.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Kellytown, S. C., March 2, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that this command crossed Lynch's Creek, at Kelly's Bridge, between the hours of 3. 30 and 6 this p.m., and marched to Kellytown, a distance of seven miles, encamping between the hours of 8 and 9. 15 o'clock in the following position: Three regiments of the First Brigade on the right of main road and covering right flank; two regiments same brigade covering the rear, and Second Brigade on left of main road fronting east. These headquarters are at Kelly's house.

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

JOHN E. SMITH,

Brevet Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Bvt. Major General JOHN M. CORSE,

Commanding Fourth Division, Fifteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: You will move out to where the road from New Market intersects the Cheraw road to-night, and to-morrow move up within one or two miles of Generall Blair's column, so as to support, if necessary, and communicate the fact to General Blair.

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

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Six Miles Northeast of Black Creek, On Cheraw Road, March 2, 1865.

Major MAX WOODHULL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifteenth Army Corps:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report that in compliance with orders from the major-general commanding corps I moved my command across Black Creek, breaking camp at 1 p.m., and marched to a point on the direct Camden and Cheraw road at its intersection by the New Market road six miles distant from the creek, where I placed my command in bivouac. One brigade of my division was retained at Black Creek by Major-General Howard as guard to his trains.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN M. CORSE,

Brevet Major-General.